February 7th, 2007
Photo Credit: Style.com
Key Takeaways: Has Betsey Johnson grown up? If the
answer lies in her Fall 2007 collection, then the answer is a resounding yes! Betsey is known for
her flirty, flamboyant and oh-so-girly dresses, but this time around, she toned it
down—way down—and went the menswear-as-womenswear route. Key pieces seen on her
brooding runway included high-waisted shorts, men’s socks worn with loafers and
colors in this collection were dark: navy blue, black, grey, brown, green, and dark purple. White, gold, and light pink did their part to lighten the palette.
or suffocatingly tight. But this time around, her silhouettes were airy but in a wearable way. We spotted puff sleeves, high-waisted shorts, Betty Page-esque high cut
shorts, button-down silk shirts, knit skirts, ruffles, babydoll dresses,
tie-front blouses, and high-waisted trousers.
loafers, white and black opaque tights, white square mod sunglasses, thin
belts, cloche hats.
beginning, most pieces in Betsey’s collection were surprisingly wearable. Especially
translatable to the streets was the brown crew neck long-sleeve knit dress and the tie-front
stay away from the French maid costume. Don’t try the multi-colored
striped boatneck dress, lest you aspire to be a walking piñata. And the
Betty Page short shorts are better suited for professional Burlesque dancers.