Betsey Johnson was the up-and-coming young fashion designer in the 1970s. Her fashions were kicky, fun, and married the Mod to the Bohemian. These two designs are from the October 1971 issue of Ingenue magazine.
Pretty feathers for a romantic moment – Betsey Johnson designed this old-fashioned twosome of crushed velvet. Laced-up top with Victorian Fitted bodice and slight gathering at the shoulders, $28. Flared midi-skirt, fitted at the waist, $38 (note: 1971 prices). Both from Alley Cat. Pin (on velvet choker) by House of Schrager. Provocative II pantyhose by Vanity Fair. Ruza bangle. Bandolino ankle-strap shoes.
The blues, purples, yellow of Betsey Johnson’s “Grand Canyon” knit. Long-sleeved, crew-neckline sweater, ultra-clingy, $24. Matching hot pants ribbed at waist and cuffs, $16 (1971 prices). Both by Alley Cat. Vanity Fair pantyhose. Adler knee sox. Old Main Trotter suede tie shoes.