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Fashion Week: Betsey Johnson Shows Off Loud and Colorful Collection at Two Shows

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Betsey Johnson brought her loud and colorful collection to the runways in Lincoln Center in not one, but two shows during Fashion Week. NY1's Cheryl Wills filed the following report.

She's 71, but she still knows how to have fun both on and off the runway.

When the Betsey Johnson fashion show moves into Lincoln Center, you can count on lots of color, lots of flash and a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

She had not one runway show, but two this season.

The first show, for the usual fashionista crowd, featured 42 flirty looks from her fall/winter 2014 collection that will put a pep in the step of any party girl. Marvelous minis, thigh high boots and every ensemble oozes with bright and bubbly colors that scream "look but don't touch."

And Betsey ended the show with her usual cartwheel followed by a split.

One hour later, the fashionista crowd moves out and fashion students from Marist College move in - same looks, but a different level of enthusiasm for students who call the Betsey experience an opportunity of a lifetime.

"This is the first time we've ever done something like this so we're all so excited," said Anna Graney, a fashion student at Marist College.

"She's all over social media, and she does it all herself and it's incredible as a student to know that she's seeing what your doing and she's supporting you," said Alyssa Rossi, another fashion student at Marist College.

"Being able to recognize Betsey Johnson is a treat. She is certainly one of fashion's icons and it's great to be affiliated with her and be part of fashion week," said Dennis Murray, president of Marist College.

And after Murray presented Betsey with their highest fashion honor, the silver needle award, she gave him a gift, too - a lesson in "the split."

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