A feisty little frock by Betsey Johnson, the cartwheeling fashion queen of Connecticut. Betsey is best known today, for her feminine and whimsical designs. In ’69 she was part of the ‘youthquake’ movement and opened a boutique called Betsey Bunky Nini with Edie Sedgwick as her house model. In the early 70s Johnson took control of the fashion label “Alley Cat” which was popular with the rock ‘n roll musicians of the day and captured the fun, youthful era like no other American brand at the time.
This hip chic little number is a testament to Betsey’s flamboyant nature. Alley Cat by name and stripy alley cat by design. A fabulous long sleeve sweater style dress with crew neckline, A-line skirting and glorious piping detailing throughout. I absolutely adore the simple, yet classic cut, teamed with a striking vermillion and cobalt pattern and of course a curled up kitty in the corner of the dress, an absolutely marvellous dress, now very rare and collectable.