Friday, May 1, 2009

It's Betsey...on etsy !

I love the whimsy...I love the fun....really!
and Betsey Johnson has been delivering it since the 60s man...

a bit of bio....
Now firmly part of what was considered the “Youth Quake,” Betsey soon found herself in the unforgettable 1960’s Warhol scene. Edie Sedgwick was her house model, while the Velvet Underground’s John Cale took to wearing her designs both on-stage and off. In 1969, Betsey began her foray into retail by opening a new boutique called Betsey Bunki Nini. Directly following the opening store Betsey was offered a job from Alvin Duskin in San Francisco and thus began living a bi-coastal life for the remaining years of the 60’s.

Along with the new decade came new career opportunities for Betsey and in the early 1970’s, she came into creative control of the label Alley Cat, a label which set the trends for the 70’s rock n’ roll clothing, with bohemian and ethnic styles. In 1972, along with Halston, Betsey won the coveted Coty Award becoming the youngest designer to ever receive the honor.
so I'm so happy to list this amazingly fun top..on etsy..so Betsey...









2 comments:

Glamoursurf said...

So Day of the Dead. I love it!

propriatress said...

I love that Betsey showed this and a few other of her vintage designs in her Fall 2008 show...and her 2 granddaughters....