August 10, 1942 (81)
Betsey Johnson is a renowned American fashion designer known for her quirky and playful designs that often incorporate bright colors, patterns, and unexpected details. Born in Connecticut, Johnson’s career in fashion began in the 1960s, where she worked as a designer for several New York City-based companies.
In 1978, Johnson launched her own eponymous label, which quickly gained a cult following for its whimsical designs and bold aesthetic. She became known for her signature “punk rock meets girly girl” style, which included everything from tutus to leather jackets.
Throughout her career, Johnson has worked with a wide range of artists, musicians, and celebrities. She has designed costumes for film and television, including the 1982 film Annie and the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars. She has also collaborated with brands such as Lane Bryant, Sephora, and Urban Outfitters.
Johnson’s designs have been worn by some of the most famous names in entertainment. Katy Perry, Cyndi Lauper, and Nicki Minaj have all worn her designs on and off the stage, and Johnson has even designed costumes for Mick Jagger and the rolling Stones.