'Lust for living'

69 year old US designer Betsey Johnson's spring/summer 2012 collection promotes fashion as entertainment and pays homage to femininity. The evening gowns are made of semi-transparent fabrics with flower prints, the light summer cocktail dresses appear in boudoir style, the metallic pieces are flashing in neon colors, and 70s rock-pop-punk items such as a provocative 'Garden Eden' top are spreading in sum the message 'lust for living'.

At the end of the show, Betsey Johnson (born 1942!) made a cartwheel and split - and she stood up again! Reuters publishes catwalk views, an interview and the split on youtu.be/w0RKhYe9i6E.

fig. original left:top with colorful 'Garden Eden' illustration showing a photo print of a woman who bites into a red apple, combined to slim metallic pants.
fig.: right:
pink dress rich decorated with transparent plastic sequins and golden chain loops.
Betsey Johnson spring/summer 2012 catwalk presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on 12 September 2011 in New York. Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (C) 2011 Getty Images.

Find a detailed biography about Betsey Johnson, her activities since the 1960s in design and - after surviving breast cancer, her engagement in the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative on mbfashionweek.com/designers/betsey_johnson, where a journalist is cited: "She’s the original wild child and set to paint the town pink!".

Source: Original article with images on http://www.confashion.com/ss2012/betseyjohnson9-2011.htm.

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