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Betsey Johnson
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 4, 2008

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Katherin Wermke

And the beat goes on!*

If it's Fashion Week, it's Betsy Johnson time! And after much carrying on from our fashion-writing staff ("Send Me!" "Send Me!"), I snagged the invitation (I am the editor).

Betsey Johnson puts on one of the hottest fashion week shows and it is certainly the most fun. And everyone seems to have a blast - the audience, the models who rock the runway and Betsey herself who ends each show with her signature moves: cartwheels; dancing with friends; and presenting her absolutely precious granddaughter to the audience.

This year show had a beatnik theme. The mood was set at the start of the show by the presence of two bongo-playing musicians at the head of the runway. Then the models strode (danced) down the runway to a pulsing sound track.

There were the usual club kids outfits (no one does it better) but there was also a bit of something for everyone, including some skull printed sheaths that would look great on a whimsical baby boomer. Colorful thigh high sock/stockings, look-at-me sunglasses and fish net hose completed the looks.

Betsey Johnson! Still and always the coolest kid in school!

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*From The Beat Goes on by Sonny and Cher


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