New York Fashion Week: Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 runway

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Designer Betsey Johnson walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

Heavens to Betsey! The designer’s dead! OK, no she isn’t, it’s just Betsey Johnson being her usual, exhuberant self. Isn’t it great to see designers who don’t seem to take themselves too seriously? The Betsey show is always a frothy, candy-coloured concoction, and this season was no exception: take a look under the jump to see some of the designs. 

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Models walk the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Models walk the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

13 September 2010 - New York, NY - Betsey Johnson. Betsey Johnson Runway Show MBFW Spring 2011. Photo Credit: Paul Zimmerman/AdMedia

13 September 2010 - New York, NY - Betsey Johnson. Betsey Johnson Runway Show MBFW Spring 2011. Photo Credit: Paul Zimmerman/AdMedia

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

13 September 2010 - New York, NY - Betsey Johnson. Betsey Johnson Runway Show MBFW Spring 2011. Photo Credit: Paul Zimmerman/AdMedia

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

And finally:

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

Sigh. There’s always got to be a shress, hasn’t there?

12 Comments

  • September 14, 2010

    Cassandra

    I really love the yellow flowered dress with the corset detail. And then I saw the “ride me” necklace and giggled out loud in class 🙂

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  • September 14, 2010

    peachfish

    Huh, my son wore that skeleton print onesie last halloween, when he was 4 months old.

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  • September 14, 2010

    nathan!!

    what a hideous collection! american prom mess !!!

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  • September 15, 2010

    Kookakicha

    I love the orange dress and how the model plays with it!

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  • September 15, 2010

    Amee

    I love sailor stuff..especially that white one. And the 4 year old onesie.

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  • September 15, 2010

    ilexica

    I love the coat but I think the rest of the collection is a bit tacky.

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  • September 15, 2010

    Tali

    Nothing new for 2011 huh? Same sailor stuff, open toes, shresses.. flower girls?

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  • September 15, 2010

    Moni

    I’m quite unimpressed. But at least the models seemed to have fun…

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  • September 16, 2010

    Lucia

    The model in the orange dress seems to have a really strange bone structure… Or maybe it’s just the shoes.
    This show was great to look at but except for the nautical stuff not alot of things that you could actually wear on the streets.

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    • September 18, 2010

      Moni

      You mean her right foot? Yep, that looks … unusual. I hope it doesn’t hurt.

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  • September 16, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    I like the coat too. And the long red dress: take away the sailor hat and there’s nothing nautical about it.

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  • September 17, 2010

    Sammy

    I really like some of the designs, very unusual and can’t wait to see them scaled down a bit for more wearable clothes.

    But seriously, that eyeshadow just makes all the models look like they are on the wrong side of the grave.

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