Betsey Johnson Spring 2014: Passing the Torch

If Betsey Johnson had her way, every girl would have at least one BJ a day. This cheeky prescription for dressing came playfully down the runways
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If Betsey Johnson had her way, every girl would have at least one BJ a day. This cheeky prescription for dressing came playfully down the runways
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If Betsey Johnson had her way, every girl would have at least one BJ a day.

This cheeky prescription for dressing came playfully down the runways on Wednesday where her gals strutted their stuff in Johnson's greatest hits--those from the late '80s, perhaps the peak of the Johnson zeitgeist. The girls captured the carefree attitude of Johnson and her playful nature in jumpsuits and flirty leopard and floral dresses. Bodysuits in white sequins, tulle dresses in punky black, cropped moto jackets in creme rounded out the collection for the girl whose wardrobe is as quirky as her taste in men.

The strongest look perhaps was the one that closed the show: a dazzling tulle number that moved so perfectly with the spunky gal who rocked it. It was Johnson in a nutshell: attention grabbing, fun-loving, easy.

Johnson's girls sported psychedelic pastel pink frizzy 'dos as they hammed up the stage. Their makeup was over-the-top with silver lips that matched their eyeshadow. It was entertaining, campy, and a much needed respite from the seriousness inside the tents during the week.

The show closed in the only way that Johnson could--with a cartwheel. But unlike other seasons, Johnson passed on the torch to one of her granddaughters who followed suit, in a perfectly acceptable cartwheel and splits.

Photos: IMAXtree