Betsey Johnson, in all her 1970s Bohemian glory, is seen here in a fashion spread in the September 1973 issue of The New Ingenue magazine. Betsey was the ultimate in cool fashions then, just as she continues to be 40+ years later. She did a lot of fab funky designs for Alley Cat, and even did patterns for Butterick so you could sew them yourself. I have always dug her funky vibe!
Betsey’s bold and colorful knits in acrylic and metallic fiber were the bomb! Totally outrageous and cool, these beauties are highly collectible today.
Betsey also designed for those with Boho gypsy flair. Flowing tent dresses, long print skirts, antique floral wrap tops and full gathered pants fit the bill.