“So Betsey, is imitation the best form of flattery?”

After stumbling across this set of Kenzo Spring/Summer 2013 print ads, I must say I was slightly amused and perplexed.  I say this (in spite of my appreciation for bold colors) because Kenzo was not the designer brand that I would have paired up with this style of image in a blind pairing match (wouldn’t that be fun?!).

Kenzo Spring/Summer 2013
Photographer: Jean-Paul Goude
Models: Ming Xi and Jester White

 

Kenzo Spring/Summer 2013
Photographer: Jean-Paul Goude
Models: Ming Xi and Jester White

So, is it just me or is Betsey Johnson’s essence screaming out from the somersault posing and loud patterned clothing?  Please let me know if it is just my overly visually stimulated brain or if there is indeed a likeness.  For those of you who may not be familiar with Betsey Johnson and her work, you are forgiven!  I’ve pulled some photos and video that I believe will back up my association between the above Kenzo ads and Ms. Johnson herself.  Tell me your thoughts fellow magazine dwellers and enjoy!

 Betsey Johnson
Fashion Show Finale
 Betsey Johnson
Fashion Show Finale
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show

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Alicia Nieto

i love to play dress up, i’m a photographer and blogger, i live in a magazine, and i love my cat.

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