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Betsey Johnson Talks Business, and Why She’s No Ozzy Osbourne

The Wall Street Journal caught up with designer Betsey Johnson backstage to talk about her reality show and the state of her business more than one year since she filed for bankruptcy.

Betsey Johnson Debuts the High Energy Champagne Workout

In January, Betsey Johnson announced that she would not be showing during Fashion Week this season and that her 2012 show had been her last. (Last year, she filed for bankruptcy and her NYC stores liquidated inventory.) But yesterday,...Show More Summary

Betsey Johnson Plots Comeback, Reality Show

2 years agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

As you may recall, Betsey Johnson's eponymous label experienced a rather spectacular collapse this spring. After filing for bankruptcy, Johnson closed all 63 stores, dismissed hundreds of employees, and liquidated nearly everything. Betsey fans (ahem) watched in dismay as her stores placed cardboard "EVERYTHING MUST GO" signs in their windows ... More »

Designer Betsey Johnson's Reality Series Hits Style Network This Spring

70-year-old fashion legend Betsey Johnson is headed for reality television. In spite of some financial troubles ? the designer filed for bankruptcy earlier this year ? Johnson doesn?t seem to be spending any time moping. Cameras have already started rolling on Betsey + Lulu, which will air on Style Network in the spring.

Betsey Johnson Scores Style Reality TV Series at Age 70

Despite having to file for bankruptcy this year, the fun-loving septuagenarian and her daughter will star in "The Betsey and Lulu Show," airing next spring. read more

Betsey Johnson’s Big Comeback Includes A Reality TV Show With Daughter Lulu

2 years agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

Betsey Johnson may have filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year, but the pigtail-clad designer certainly hasn't let that slow her down. Just after sending an insane 90 looks down the runway for the spring 2013 season to Cyndi...Show More Summary

Betsey Johnson Too Too Pretty ~ new perfume

Betsey Johnson has launched Too Too Pretty, a flanker to last year's Betsey Johnson Too Too. Johnson's fashion business filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, but she will be launching a new dress line in 2013...

The Night Belongs to Betsey Johnson [Open Thread]

Let's raise our glasses/hot pink polka-dotted dresses to Betsey Johnson, who deserves a relaxing birthday this year. The designer filed for bankruptcy in April, but is currently working on a spring dress line; we knew she'd bounce back. More »

Your Very Own Vintage Betsey Johnson (Hello Alley Cat!) Could Walk the Runway at New York Fashion Week

Betsey Johnson may have filed for bankruptcy and shuttered her stores, but she’s not going anywhere soon. Earlier this week, Johnson announced that she’d be releasing a lower-priced dress line with the Levy Group and putting on a “retrospective” runway show at New York Fashion Week. So what does that mean? It means vintage Betsey–from [...]Show More Summary

Betsey Johnson’s Back With a New Dress Collection, Plans To Show a ‘Retrospective Collection’ at New York Fashion Week

Though Betsey Johnson filed for bankruptcy back in April, the designer hardly has plans to fade into the background anytime soon. Actually, it’s just the opposite. (Really, though, did you expect anything less? This is Betsey, after all–the woman is about to turn 70 and never missed a chance to cartwheel down the runway.) Johnson [...]Show More Summary

Betsey Johnson's Ready To Frock Your World With A New Line!

2 years agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Betsey Johnson isn't letting bankruptcy rain on her fashion parade! Despite filing for Chapter 11 in April, the eccentric designer is teaming up with The Levy Group's designer director, Suzi Chin, on a line of dresses that will be unveiled at her retrospective runway presentation next month. The "solid and printed sexy, flowing" frocks will be relatively [...]

Betsey Johnson Celebrates Chapter 11 With Cupcakes & Bubbly

3 years agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Most people don't go around celebrating filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but when you're Betsey Johnson it does! Shortly after news broke on Thursday, the entire Betsey Johnson design team celebrated getting their pink slips with newly resigned CEO Jon Friedman at a company-wide meeting that quickly turned into a party. The bankruptcy bash was held in [...]

The Betsey Johnson Layoffs Reportedly Began Six Weeks Ago

3 years agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Following Thursday's news that the brand filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy comes word from Elle that Betsey's design team was also fired yesterday and sent off into the unemployed world with champagne and cupcakes. But they weren't the first ones to go; fifteen full-time staffers and freelancers were canned a ... More »

How Iconic Designer Betsey Johnson Went From Outfitting The Stars To Bankruptcy

Iconic American designer Betsey Johnson filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday, saying she would close most of her boutiques and focus on her more affordable Macy's line. Johnson got her start hanging out with Andy Warhol and editing a fashion magazine. Show More Summary

Betsey Johnson Is Bankrupt [Rag Trade]

Betsey Johnson has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Johnson's company was given a temporary reprieve from bankruptcy in 2010 by Steve Madden, the shoe maker and convicted felon, after it defaulted on a $50 million loan. Madden's...Show More Summary

Betsy Johnson Shops Go Bankrupt

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Iconic Manhattan designer Betsey Johnson's 63-store chain filed for bankruptcy yesterday. The filing will likely result in the dismissal of 350 employees and the closure of most of the brand’s 63 stores. It listed “severe liquidity problems”...Show More Summary

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Betsey Johnson Files For Bankruptcy!

3 years agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Whaaaaa??? Betsey Johnson sent the fashion world into a tizzy on Thursday when news broke that her licensee filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As a result of the filing, a majority of BJ's 63 stores will shutter starting next month and more than 350 employees are expected to lose their jobs. Yikes! Betsey said on Thursday: "I feel so sad [...]

Betsey Johnson Files for Bankruptcy

The fashion house Betsey Johnson filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, Reuters reports.

Betsey Johnson Isn’t Going Anywhere: The Designer Still Plans to Show at New York Fashion Week, Star in Reality Show

Betsey Johnson’s company announced yesterday that it would be filing for bankruptcy and closing its stores, putting a rumored 350 employees out of work. But Betsey is not going down without a fight: Her brand and aesthetic will liveShow More Summary

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