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Betsey Johnson Isn't Going Anywhere: The Designer Still Plans to Show at New York Fashion Week, Star in Reality Show
Betsey Johnson's company announced yesterday that it would be filing for bankruptcy and closing its stores, putting a rumored 350 employees out of work. But Betsey is not going down without a fight: Her brand and aesthetic will live on. We can still expect to see Betsey cartwheeling down the runway at New York fashion week come September, WWD is reporting. The designer is staying on as creative director of the brand, and will continue designing sportswear, though, as mentioned yesterday, the emphasis will be on her more moderately priced Betsey Johnson line, which has sold much better than her runway collection. WWD reports that aobut 75% of the spring merch will be moderately-priced, and the rest "editorial- and designer-range pieces."