Jane By Design Style Profile: Betsey Johnson

Posted on Oct 24, 2012

Did all of you fabulous fashionistas out there catch the cameo appearance by Betsey Johnson during the latest episode of Jane By Design?! Check out the photo above to see Gray with the legendary designer. We recently were lucky enough to get to ask Betsey some of our burning questions. Keep reading to learn more about a typical day in the life of Betsey Johnson, fashion trends, what moment Betsey is most proud of -- and more!


When did you know that you wanted a career in the fashion industry?
When I won a Mademoiselle contest and was brought to New York City.


Tell us about your job. What is a typical day like?
Every day is a new, exciting, crazy, fun, kick ass, tough, wonderful experience with my “family like” crew.


What advice would you give to someone who wants to work in fashion?
Keep your eyes open and learn how to be disciplined. Know you are going to have to work hard. And remember to be nice to everybody because you never know.


What’s your current favorite fashion trend?
I’m always into the hot neon color trend.


Which fashion trend(s) should just go away?
Matching hooded sweatsuits.


Who was the first fashion icon you were drawn to? 
Tina Turner! 


How would you describe your own personal style?
Cool, casual, comfy, entertaining to others –- especially me!


What is your favorite fashion piece in your own closet?
My Alexander McQueen “Insect Series” tee shirt dress.


What do you think are the three items every person should have in their wardrobe?
A slew of “big ole eyelashes”
A surprise, new, crazy, tight-ass jean
A tee shirt dress you can live in for a week straight -- day and night!


Many thanks to Betsey Johnson for the amazing insight into the fashion world! Be sure to watch an ALL NEW episode of Jane By Design on Tuesday at 9et/6pt. You never know who will pop up next!