NEW YORK — This weekend, fashion’s perennial teenager is tossing a big birthday bash for herself. It just so happens that Betsey Johnson isn’t turning 16, but 60. She has invited 100 fashion girls and boys of all ages to join in her...
NEW YORK — This weekend, fashion’s perennial teenager is tossing a big birthday bash for herself. It just so happens that Betsey Johnson isn’t turning 16, but 60. She has invited 100 fashion girls and boys of all ages to join in her celebration on Saturday at her house in East Hampton. And if she happens to flaunt a little merch along with the party hats, that’s always been Betsey’s way. For nearly four decades, she has worked her friendly, girly persona and rock-star life neatly into her work, creating a perfect package.
So it makes sense that the event will provide a festive setting for Johnson’s spring 2003 fashion show. She’s bussing non-Hamptonites in from Manhattan. "This is like the biggest dance recital I’ve ever thrown," Johnson says. "It’s going to be the ultimate show. It’s called ‘My Blue Heaven,’ because that’s what I call my house."
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