Betsey Johnson Makes a Comeback
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."