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Max’s Icon: Betsey Johnson

Max’s Icon: Betsey Johnson

Fashion designer and icon Betsey Johnson talks to Gotham Magazine about meeting and working with Edie Sedgwick.

“When I was 21 years old, I lived in this tiny apartment off Park Avenue and 16th Street, around the corner from Max’s Kansas City. Max’s became my hangout, the place to go every night. That’s where I ended up with Andy, Viva, John Chamberlain, and everybody. No one was making any money, nobody was older than 25. We had no idea who we were, what we were doing, or what we were going to do. It was a place where you could go and just know that these people were trying to do something. That kind of energy created the world I knew in New York City.

Read the full article here.