Famed fashion designer Betsey Johnson went bankrupt this year, leaving some to wonder how (or if) her eclectic line would be affected. Johnson is known for a sort of “messy prom dress chic” that resounded with fashionistas for years…but not recently, it seems. Bankruptcy, however, hasn’t changed the overall look of the line; its Spring 2013 collection featured the usual bold prints, bright colors and kooky looks of past years. But is this woman-child fashion sense getting old and tacky?
I’ve never known how to feel about Betsey Johnson. On one hand, I admire her daring sense of design, and her willingness to take risks in the fashion world. She also has a number of party dresses that are near-perfect for a fun night out. (I scooped this one up for $20 at a thrift store.) On the other hand, however…I just don’t like most of her stuff. A lot of it is nowhere near classic, and I would even describe a good portion of her collection as “gaudy.” There are a few pieces in this line that catch my eye, but most of it makes me want to keep my wardrobe simple.
What do you think of Betsey Johnson, Lovelies?