Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 4, 2008
Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Katherin Wermke
And the beat
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!
For more information,
log onto: www.betseyjohnson.com
*From The Beat
Goes on by Sonny and Cher