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Sometimes, wearing a scarf and a polo coat and no makeup and with a certain attitude of walking, I go shopping or just look at people living. But then, you know, there will be a few teenagers who are kind of sharp, and they’ll say, ‘Hey, just a minute. You know who I think that is?’ And they’ll start tailing me. And I don’t mind.

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Betsey Johnson talks about her memoir, her days on LI

Betsey Johnson talks about her memoir, her days on LI

Walk into a room filled with women and mention designer Betsey Johnson and many, of all ages, will regale you with stories of their first or best “Betsey” dress that they wore to a prom, sweet 16 or saucy night on the town. These are among the legions whom Johnson, 77, still calls her “Betsey girls.”

After more than 50 years in fashion, the ebullient designer and former East Hampton resident has finally decided to tell her story in “Betsey: A Memoir” with Mark Vitulano (Viking, $28) due Tuesday. Surprisingly, the book has less to do with her flamboyant clothes — which, Johnson agrees, “speak for themselves” — and more to do with the pieces that made up the fabric (pun intended) of her life. Her story includes highs such as having her daughter, Lulu (now 45), and being the youngest winner of the Coty Awards, and lows — bad

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Brooklyn Pop Star Yaeji’s New Video Is a Love Letter to Korea

Brooklyn Pop Star Yaeji’s New Video Is a Love Letter to Korea

For most the video, though, Yaeji and her friends (which include Kim, Han, and Jung, as well as fashion designer Jihyung, videographer Mija, New York-based Nicole Kim, who DJs as NK Badtz Maru, and Berlin-based Mobilegirl), are all wearing the grass green Yaeji Guild...

Retail Roundup: DII discount store opens in North Bellmore

Discount retailer DII has set up new digs in North Bellmore. The 58-year-old chain opened a store on June 12 in a former Rite Aid space at 2815 Jerusalem Ave. The Brooklyn-headquartered retailer, whose tag line is “deals and discounts,” sells household goods,...

How Romeo Hunte Is Quietly Redefining What It Means to Be an American Brand

Photo: Nicolas J Harris / Courtesy of Romeo HunteRomeo Hunte’s journey since launching his namesake label in 2013 may have been impressively considered, but even he wasn’t prepared for the challenges that the current pandemic would bring. Speaking to him from his New...

Industrie Africa Launches an Online Shopping Platform

Dubbed the wikipedia of young African designers, Industrie Africa launched a little over two years ago with a mission to challenge the perception of fashion on the continent. A virtual showroom of sorts, the site highlights the full breadth of African design talent...

This Romanian Designer Is Making Full-On Fashion out of Discarded Wires

Alexandra Sipa is making clothes fit for an electrifying parallel universe. The 23-year-old designer creates corset-like tops and body-engulfing ruffled dresses all out of discarded wires. The idea was born out of a happy accident. “I was researching for my...

Wisdom Kaye Is the Best-Dressed Guy on TikTok

TikTok: Courtesy of Wisdom Kaye/@wisdm8TikTok is largely dominated by trending songs, dance challenges, and overall embracing creativity, but it’s not as well known for its fashion scene. That being said, a stylish community is forming on the app—and Vogue is here to...