Designer Betsey Johnson bounces back from adversity

July 30, 2013 12:32 PM

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Before the music plays, before the first cocktail is served, before the models gingerly step onto the rooftop, designer Betsey Johnson is in an underground hotel space prepping for the evening show at which her swim collection will be unveiled.

By prepping, we mean planting a beauty mark on the face of each model, just east or west of the smile. The moment comes with a warning label: “The most important thing is I want you to have fun! You really can’t get it wrong. You want a glass of champagne?” she asks the models as she morphs from imp...

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