Betsey Johnson Spring 2013 RTW

Launch Slideshow

SHOW: Betsey Johnson Spring 2013 and 70th Birthday Bash

THEME: Brush Up on Betsey

HAIR: Aveda

MAKEUP: Maybelline, superhero-influence

ACCESSORIES: Throw ’em on!

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: The designer hasn’t let her recent financial troubles dampen her spirit. Johnson threw a blow-out bash for her 70th birthday-with a little help from Cyndi Lauper-and trotted out looks from years past, in addition to a piglet.

Even if Betsey’s clothes are a little much for your taste, you can definitely appreciate her commitment to her over-the-top, party-party-party aesthetic. The phrase, credit to Cintra Wilson of course, “colors insulting to nature” comes to mind, but for Johnson, the bolder the better, more is more.

But if it’s a party you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. Cyndi Lauper bebopped to “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” and no stolid models here: they’re encouraged to preen and flirt (that’s a backstage pep talk we’d love to hear).

And naturally, it wouldn’t be a Betsey bash without the designer’s signature cartwheel.

There’s something to be said for consistency, isn’t there?