September 11, 2011 New York
The clothes themselves weren't particularly complicated: There were a lot of lingerie-inspired looks, many of them quite sheer, at least for the runway; a lot of corset lacing and hot pants; and a lot of skintight things, like a landscape-print unitard. Johnson tweaked her traditional tulle-girded tutu dress by making versions with sculptured bubble skirts, and she sent out a series of dazzling, dangerous-looking, stud-encrusted pieces that will be the hot desire of pretty much every 16-year-old girl raised on a steady diet of Katy Perry and Beyoncé. The whole thing was so va-va-voom, it was silly, which was definitely the intention.
Backstage after the show, Johnson elaborated on her inspiration this season, saying she was especially proud to see her daughter, Lulu, back on the runway. "After ten years and two kids," Johnson noted, "she's voluptuous and fabulous. And I just wanted, you know, to express this attitude of pride and confidence in your body." A cartwheel-worthy sentiment, for sure.