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Max’s Icons: Betsey Johnson

Max’s Icons: Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson will be receiving the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Lifetime achievement award next week. To commemorate the occasion style.com spoke to many of her close friends and family to put together a fantastic oral history of Betsey Johnson. John Cale from The Velvet Underground recalled:

John Cale: “As I got to know her, I wondered how she had so much energy. I got a clue because she told me she was a cheerleader. She said, ‘I was the first one on the field, out in front of the team,’ so I got this impression that if you’ve got a team of 300-pounders following you out, it really focuses your mind on keeping ahead of the pack!” 

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