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Happy 30 Years Betsey!

Without Betsey Johnson, I would have gone to many high school dances naked. She was, still is, my go-to designer for funky party dresses, and for that I am thankful. What would you like to thank Betsey for? A vintagey frock? A rocked out handbag? A ruffled cardigan? Girlie jewelry? Betsey is celebrating 30 years in the fashion business this year. Her company remains privately owned, and she currently has more than 70 stores worldwide, 800 wholesale accounts, and 10 licensees. But most impressive of all, Betsey has remained true to her ultrafemme, ultrafun aesthetic. Join me in wishing our favorite cartwheeling designer a big congratulations by testing your Betsey knowledge — how well do you know Betsey J?!


Happy 30 Years Betsey!

Where did Betsey grow up?

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xs xs 8 years
6/8. that one was a toughie.
nouvellemello nouvellemello 9 years
I would have gotten the last one if it wasn't so misleading. It said "except" meaning what WASN'T in there, therefore "all of the above" would be incorrect!
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 9 years
Wait a min, she started out in the 60's, so its 40 years. What gives?
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 9 years
I actually got to thank her in person about 10 or so years ago! I adore her feminine, fun dresses, and have always been a huge fan of her prints -- always so fun! BTW, all these "tattoo inspired" designs? Betsy did an old school tattoo print close to 20 years ago! (Really cute mermaids, and sailor girls, etc.)
Michaelrcks Michaelrcks 9 years
Betsey Johnson makes me want to vomit.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
Love Betsey! I still have an awesome stretch vest of is so cute. Grats and I hope she has many more years of success!
JeannieGrrl JeannieGrrl 9 years
Betsey broke all the rules, she's adorable, fun and I just love her! WTG Betsey, congrats on 30 years!
supertramp supertramp 9 years
I'd luv to thank her for her fun girly shoes and unique handbags.
sassy_chick sassy_chick 9 years
I am with you on the nakedness at high school dances! If I hadn't worn Betsy, I wouldn't have gone!
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
1 & 4 wrong.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
She is just so much fun ! Tops to Betsy for 30 Years!!!!
nat1 nat1 9 years
I love her runway shows... always a treat ;)
Mintie Mintie 9 years
I have always adored her... and every season I love her shoe collection more than the last!!
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