American Masters

Fashion Designer Betsey Johnson on Inspiration and Deadlines

Clip: Season 29 Episode 9 | 1m 18s

Betsey Johnson is an award-winning fashion designer known for her whimsical and feminine designs. She began her career in New York City in the 60s and was part of Andy Warhol’s underground scene. In 2012, Johnson celebrated 40 years of her namesake brand. In an outtake from The Women's List, she talks about the pressure of fashion shows and deadlines, and the importance of inspiration.

Aired: 09/25/15

Rating: TV-14

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