Betsey Johnson Fall 2011: Valentine's Day Bash
In the moments preceding a Betsey Johnson show, it seems to be that the only thing to talk about is how excited you are for the Betsey Johnson show. I was lucky enough to be able to snag a seat next to Heather of the hysterically witty duo The Fug Girls, and the only topics we managed to cover pre-runway were our current states of hunger, Joe Boxer (the personage, not the garment), and the sheer joy and happiness that only Betsey Johnson can provide. This season Betsey took on Victorian Goths, showing her models in black bob wigs wearing corseted dress coats and plaid numbers that, when sold in stores, will be utterly wearable. This portion of the show was literally doused with animal print in sheer unitard form, which, let's be honest, is pretty darn great. The layering effect produced gave the looks added dimension, some of the later velvet dresses looked almost Galliano-esque.