Betsey Johnson is 80! The fashion designer celebrates with Euphoria star Chloe Cherry


Fashion designer Betsey Johnson hosted her 80th birthday party on Tuesday at Lombardi House in Hollywood.

The star was celebrating this major milestone alongside the release of her 80th Birthday Collection, which will be available in mid September.

The event was star-studded with Euphoria Actress Chloe Cherry, and models Charlotte McKinney and Joy Corrigan. And Johnson was also seen dancing with RuPaul’s Drag Race star Gottmik.

She still looks great: Fashion designer Betsey Johnson hosted her 80th birthday party on Tuesday at Lombardi House in Hollywood

Still working: The star was celebrating this major milestone alongside the release of her 80th Birthday Collection, which will be available in mid September

Still working: The star was celebrating this major milestone alongside the release of her 80th Birthday Collection, which will be available in mid September

Also seen was Carmella Rose, Larsen Thompson, and influencer Benny Dram.

The Project Runway’s 80th birthday already took place on August 10.

Johnson shot to fame in the 1990s when she created colorful and over the top dresses with red flowers over a black background.

The designs were worn by superstars Madonna and Cindy Crawford, and, more recently, Selena Gomez and Paris Hilton.

A new pal: The event was star-studded with Euphoria Actress Chloe Cherry

A new pal: The event was star-studded with Euphoria Actress Chloe Cherry

Cherry did well: Here Chloe wore a black dress with pink flowers and carried a gold purse

Cherry did well: Here Chloe wore a black dress with pink flowers and carried a gold purse

Johnson is known for her flamboyant sense of style.

Betsey has been influencing the fashion industry with her original designs since the 1960s. 

Her ability to change with the times while keeping her designs pure has not gone unnoticed.

Betsey was born in Connecticut and spent her childhood in dance classes. 

Her aspirations to be a dancer and her love for costumes laid the foundation for Betsey’s creativity and inspiration, which is still evident in her designs today.

In 1964, Betsey entered the New York fashion scene by winning Mademoiselle magazine’s Guest Editor Contest.

She is such a joy! Victoria's Secret model Joy Corrigan had on a light pink tutu

She is such a joy! Victoria’s Secret model Joy Corrigan had on a light pink tutu

A cover girl: Charlotte McKinney looked snazzy in a yellow dress with pink flowers

A cover girl: Charlotte McKinney looked snazzy in a yellow dress with pink flowers

One year later, she landed the top designer position for Paraphernalia, a clothing boutique that at the time housed the hottest young London designers.

What would soon become known as Betsey’s trademark look began its formulations here: sexy silhouettes, hippie inspired flowing fabrics, whimsical detailing and a fabulous fit.

Betsey continues to keep a strong foothold in the fashion industry with no signs of letting up anytime soon. 

Beautiful in blue: Actress Larsen Thompson, 21, of Pearl and American Cherry fame was also there to fete Johnson

Beautiful in blue: Actress Larsen Thompson, 21, of Pearl and American Cherry fame was also there to fete Johnson

She has been called ‘the original wild child.’ 

Though she is trying to save as many of her old pieces as possible, she admits her vault isn’t as full as she’d like because her daughter and granddaughter are always borrowing things and never give them back.

She told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column in 2019: ‘I’m saving as much as I can. My daughter and granddaughter are in all my stuff. I never get my stuff back when they borrow them. I will be dead before that happens.’

Fun move: And Johnson was also seen dancing with RuPaul's Drag Race star Gottmik

Fun move: And Johnson was also seen dancing with RuPaul’s Drag Race star Gottmik

Dance the night away: Betsey is known for dancing at her fashion show

Dance the night away: Betsey is known for dancing at her fashion show

Betsey picked up the Style Icon Award at the 21st annual ACE Awards and is relieved to no longer be considered a ‘joke’.

Johnson said: ‘Me . . . A Style Icon award?! What is so amazing is that after 55 years [in the fashion industry] I am not the joke anymore.’

The creative talent also admitted k she was ‘frightened’ about ageing.

The pinup said: ‘I’m not celebrating birthdays too much anymore. I’ll celebrate something else.’

Spend the night: There was a camper in pink and white in the back

Spend the night: There was a camper in pink and white in the back

And the bear goes on: Johnson also did the splits, which she often does at the end of her shows

And the bear goes on: Johnson also did the splits, which she often does at the end of her shows

And the US designer admitted she doesn’t feel like a fashion icon because these days she is a ‘comfortable slob’.

She told the New York Daily News newspaper: ‘I’m living in Malibu now, so it’s usually the same T-shirt.

‘I am such a comfortable slob. I never dress fashion. I never wear anything but flip flops, a big T-shirt – usually Bowie or rock ‘n’ roll and my lipstick.

‘I don’t even wear all that make-up s**t anymore. Just fake eyelashes.’

Not a bad idea: The hunky waiters wore pink suits and no shirts as they handed out champagne

Not a bad idea: The hunky waiters wore pink suits and no shirts as they handed out champagne

Her style: Johnson is best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. Many of her designs are considered over the top and embellished

Her style: Johnson is best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. Many of her designs are considered over the top and embellished



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