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Betsey Johnson Makes a Comeback

After declaring bankruptcy in April, the legendary designer is getting back to work.

Just three months after liquidating her namesake fashion label, Betsey Johnson is back.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the quirky and always unpredictable designer, will be debuting a new line of dresses at New York's fall fashion week.

The dresses, which will go on sale next spring in boutiques and department stores, will be a collaborative effort between Johnson and The Levy Group, a company that licenses brands including Perry Ellis and Espirit, and which already licensed Betsey Johnson outerwear.

"The Levy Group has had an outstanding relationship with Betsey Johnson for over 5 years now," Donald Levy, president of The Levy Group, said in a statement. "It was a natural progression to continue into another category."

It was a lucky break for Johnson, who, after filing for bankruptcy last April, was unable to find a buyer for her pink-and-leopard-print-filled stores.

Now, Johnson has reason to jump (or, rather, cartwheel) for joy. In a press release the nearly 70-year-old icon said, "I'm back!!! Doing my dress thing. Pretty and punk, sweet and sexy, always rock n’ roll."

Last updated: Aug 9, 2012

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