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Betsey Johnson celebrates marriage (and 'Housewives') at Fashion Week

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Betsey Johnson celebrated marriage equality, Real Housewives, and her turn on Dancing with the Stars at her New York Fashion Week show yesterday. The 72-year-old designer, known for her bright and punk-y fashions, tweeted: “I had such an epic show! My theme was all about Modern LOVE and marriage! Take a look! Xox.”

The Spring 2015 show was titled “Prenup,” and, as BuzzFeed reported, the invites included bags of rice, and the fashions were a distinct Betsey Johnson take on wedding wear, complete with lots of ruffles and tulle. According to Women’s Wear Daily, “the show’s opening pair of looks—a white suit worn by SoulCycle’s Stacey Griffith, who walked the runway with a towering model in a feathered dress—was a love song to LGBT marriages.”

Johnson’s runway had brides and grooms and, well, housewives. Johnson, no stranger to reality TV, also peppered her runway with some of the stars of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise, including Cynthia Bailey and Camille Grammer.

Drag Race star Willam Belli and transgender America’s Next Top Model star Isis King also walked in the show, but Johnson’s “final bride” was RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sharon Needles. Model Chloe Nørgaard tweeted a picture of Johnson embracing Needles:

The incredibly agile Johnson, famous for closing her show with a cartwheel and the splits, also took the opportunity to promote her upcoming turn on Dancing with the Stars. She was was escorted down the runway by her partner Tony Dovolani.