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Quotes by Betsey Johnson

  • American designer
  • Born August 10, 1942

Betsey Johnson (born August 10, 1942) is an American fashion designer best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. Many of her designs are considered "over the top" and embellished. She also is known for doing a cartwheel at the end of her fashion shows.


With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer.




It's just been so heartwarming to see my clothes on people in wheelchairs and people needing physical support.




Real success is being totally indulgent about your own trip. You put your blinders on about the garbage and go full speed ahead.




There is an excitement about having nightmares.


You have to hold onto your fantasy.




I hate to say it, but the truth is that the upscale line is where I get respect as a designer. The higher the price range, the higher the respect level from the industry, even though it's much easier to make a great $500 dress than a great $100 dress.




If it hadn't been for the rise of the working woman's wardrobe, I never would have found the time to sneak a kid in.




If a girl comes to me first for a prom or a bar mitzvah and she likes the way she looks and her boyfriend likes the way she looks, she'll come back.




I used to design for my body, which was flat-chested with big hips. That's why my clothes were tight on top with full skirts.




I don't like to have time on my wall; it's too-in-your-face.




I was a cheerleader for nine years!




Just to see what a pink dress can mean to a woman, any woman, but a disabled woman, that's extra special and thrilling because they shouldn't be separated and their disabilities don't have to separate them in anyway.




Hard times always lead to something great.




My customer isn't wrapped up in labels and money.




I'm not the type of person who dwells too much on bad things.




I couldn't live if I wasn't a designer.




I was always dancing and acrobatics was my specialty.




A good use for me is to let me go away with my sewing machine and come back with some really new stuff.




In the 60's there was a look. In the 70's there was a look, and in the 80's. Now, it's a free-for-all.




Girls don't dress for boys....

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