Starting out with dreams of Broadway and theater, Betsey Johnson was always enthralled by the notion of make believe. Inspired by color, costumes, and her own fun-loving wit, she started her fashion line in 1978. Since then, her line has grown to include shoes, handbags, sunglasses, and fragrances, all carrying the funky femininity she is known for. In 2010 her brand was bought by Steve Madden, and today she continues to design a contemporary department store line among other collaborations. In 2015, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Betsey has won the hearts of many with her zany style and lovable personality, and will always be regarded as truly one of a kind!