She’s had her own clothing line for more than 30 years, beat breast cancer and bankruptcy, and now the 70-year-old whimsical designer has her very own reality series with her daughter Lulu! Get the 411 straight from Betsey here and tune in to her show on the Style Network.
SheKnows: How would you describe your style in three words?
Betsey Johnson: Ragged, raunchy and ridiculous!
SK: When did you know that you made it as a designer?
BJ: When I met Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld and they knew who I was!
SK: What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?
BJ: Having breast cancer and moving on from bankruptcy.
SK: Why did you decide to do a reality series?
BJ: It was originally Lulu’s idea and I thought it might be a fun balance to the nightmare I was going through. Lulu didn’t know what to expect!
SK: What’s the best part about being a mom?
BJ: Lulu and the two grandchildren she gave me!
SK: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
BJ: Don’t expect to run the show unless you’re paying for the show.
SK: What’s the best advice you’ve ever given someone?
BJ: Full speed ahead!
SK: Who’s your celebrity style muse?
SK: What’s one fashion rule every woman should break?
BJ: All of them.
SK: What’s been your proudest moment as a designer?
BJ: Having my own pink palace company for 35 years and now hopefully this Sunday night May 12 at 8 p.m. XOX Betsey Johnson on Style Network. Please watch!