Betsey Johnson

Claire Stutzman

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  • Born August 10,1942 in Wethersfield Connecticut
  • Went to Syracuse University and Pratt Institute
  • Married John Cale, Jeffrey Oliviere, and Brian Reynolds

Why is she important?

  • Designs over-the-top outfits
  • Designed during Youthquake
  • Designed during Punk era in 70s
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Color, Fabric, Silhouettes, Styles, and Accessories

  • Outgoing Style
  • A-line dresses
  • Animal Print
  • Outerwear: Dark colors:
  • Dresses: red, black, blue, floral
  • Activewear: black, grey, pink
  • Knit Fabrics
  • Polyester
  • Lace
  • Outside-the-box jewelry
  • Incorporates accessories into dress
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Other Products

  • Perfume
  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Bedding
  • Accessories
  • Shoes
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Price Range

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  • Coty Award in 1972
  • Fashion Walk of Fame in 2002
  • Medal of Honor For Lifetime Achievement in Fashion in 2009

Important Things to Know

  • Celebrities who wear her designs:Madonna, Courtney Love, Cher, Lil’ Kim, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Sarah McLachlan, Minnie Driver, Paris Hilton, Salma Hayek, Heather Graham, Helena Bonham Carter, Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot, model Twiggy, Jackie Kennedy

  • Designs unique, often eccentric designs

  • She was a key designer of the Youthquake Revolution