Oh, Betsey. You always have to one-up yourself, don't you? For Fall, Johnson actually pared down her typically dramatic runway, save for a bit of theatrical smoke and some shirtless "firemen" at the end, who aptly illustrated the "hot, hot, hot" theme. But she went all out digitally. Indeed, Johnson chose to broadcast her collection live in Times Square, an ambition she's been harboring for several years. "I always want more people to see the show," the infamous cartwheeler said backstage before the models hit the runway. "This is an 'I can't believe my life' moment for me."

The clothes, designed for "the rock 'n' roll girl in every one of us," were classic Betsey Johnson. That means a highlighter yellow lace catsuit paired with a fluorescent pink pleated skirt, electric blue satin pedal pushers worn under a (real) fur vest in lime green, and a sweetheart red party dress perfect for prom. Johnson, whose backer is the footwear mogul Steve Madden, was pushing accessories big time. And to be sure, the blue leopard-print lace-up booties and matching lady bags will please her teenybopper fan base.