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This Is Why Betsey Johnson's NYFW Show Is a Must-See Every Year

These Real Housewives love all things Betsey. And we don't blame them.

By Jocelyn Vena

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Now that New York Fashion Week is officially underway, fashionistas from all facets of the industry are flocking to the front rows of this year's buzziest collections. And almost no one causes more of a stir than the one and only Betsey Johnson, who is not only a favorite among party girls who love her girly style, but also several of the Real Housewives. There's just something about Betsey that makes her Fashion Week shows unforgettable.

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"Betsey Johnson shows are always fabulous, entertaining and fun to watch," Cynthia Bailey told The Lookbook. She, of course, walked in her show back in 2014. "There is always a fun theme and great energy. I walked in her show a couple of seasons ago, and had a blast!”

The Real Housewives of New York couldn't agree more with Cynthia's breakdown of the iconic designer's annual bash. Kristen Taekman holds her own experience working with the legend as a top Fashion Week moment for her. "I think it's gonna be more fun to walk in a show. I did the Betsy Johnson show [in 2014] and that was just unbelievable," she recalled. "She has like the most amazing hair and makeup. We had these unbelievable nails that they pressed on our hands. It was just so fun. I wore this over-the-top wedding dress. It was so, so fun. It's, like, cool. I walked in Betsey Johnson's show probably 10 years before that, so it was cool to be back and doing it again. I feel like everybody wants in on Betsey's shows cause it's so over-the-top and fun."

And fellow Big City gal, Sonja Morgan, gushed about the uniqueness of a Betsey Johnson show — which has included cameos from Dancing With the Stars pro Tony Dovolani to drag queens. "Adults and teens love it. She does cartwheels at the end. Great people watching. Love her energy," she shared. "She doesn't take herself too seriously."

And just in case you needed a little more proof Betsey knows how to put on a colorful party.

And getting in on the action at the designer's Spring/Summer 2016 show was Countess Luann, who posted some video from Betsey's show on Friday, September 11. It was also a celebration of her 50th year in the biz. Mazel!

Ahead of attending the Betsey Johnson show, Luann partied to kick off Fashion Week alongside Brad Goreski and other A-listers. Check out the photos.

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