Betsey Johnson may have filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year, but the pigtail-clad designer certainly hasn’t let that slow her down. Just after sending an insane 90 looks down the runway for the spring 2013 season to Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” — piglets, balloons and other glittery fanfare included — she celebrated her 70th birthday with a huge bash at Midtown’s Espace. While this seems like business as usual, this time, the cameras in tow didn’t all belong to paparazzi: Betsey just confirmed that she and her 37-year-old daughter Lulu are filming their very own reality TV show, appropriately called “The Betsey and Lulu Show.”
Rumor has it that in addition to filming Betsey’s career as the queen supreme of all things girly, the show will also follow Lulu — who spent her childhood as Betsey’s go-to consultant (maybe that explains all of the pink and glitter?)— and her first foray into designing. Her upcoming line, called Lulu and Allison, which she’ll design with best friend and stylist Allison McClellan, will be decidedly less frills-and-gliiter (and cleavage) and more toned-down chic.
Though Johnson says she doesn’t watch reality shows, she told WWD she’s excited to document her life right now, calling it “the icing on the cake.” The show will premiere on the Style Network in spring 2013. Get ready for some high jinx — Betsey is always the life of the party.
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