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Backstage with Betsey Johnson at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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NEW YORK -- We didn't know if we'd see this day again ... Betsey Johnson at the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  In September, she celebrated her career with a retrospective runway show and vowed that she was sitting this season out.  But at the last minute she decided to delight crowds with her signature catwalk cartwheel one more time.

Backstage, it was hard not to catch the Betsey mania spirit with pink balloons, a cupcake tower, champagne, candy hearts, licorice and roses.  The models' looks were equally as fun and funky with rainbow wigs layered atop long sleek ponytails.  The makeup was bright and colorful, while nails were black with "B. J. K. A." (for "Betsey Johnson Kicks A$$") spelled out across them in white.  As models got ready, the pint-size designer in a gray sweatshirt and yellow boots showed off her line to media.

Here's a look at the fun (photos by Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette)

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