Fashion Week Fall 2007. Betsey Johnson Grown Up? By Omiru. Second City Style Fashion Blog

February 8, 2007 • New York Fashion Week Fall '07

Is the world still rotating on it’s axis? I keep pinching myself. I am actually liking Betsey Johnson’s Fall ’07 collection. Seriously. I would actually wear many of these designs and let my friends wear them too. So I am posting Omiru’s review which I feel is spot on.

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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 voluminous coats.

Color Palette: So unlike Betsey, but the majority of the 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.

Silhouette: Betsey usually either does hideously voluminous 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.

Accessories Report: Short white gloves, men’s socks, loafers, white and black opaque tights, white square mod sunglasses, thin belts, cloche hats.

What’s Wearable: Besides the French maid outfits at the 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 blouses.

What’s Not Wearable: Unless it’s your Halloween costume, 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.


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Photos: Getty Images

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