Betsey JohnsonNEW YORK, March 17, 2015 – Last night The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced the nominees and honorees for the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at an exclusive event hosted by CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg and Nadja Swarovski at the Weather Room at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center.

It was announced that Betsey Johnson will be presented with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. 2015 is a very special year for Betsey Johnson, marking her 50th anniversary in her career as a fashion designer.

The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski will take place on June 1st at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

Betsey Johnson started the label in 1978 and her commitment to remain true to her one-of-a-kind vision has afforded continued success in the fashion industry for the past 50 years.

Starting in 2004, the Betsey Johnson label expanded as a lifestyle brand with the introduction of intimates, handbags and leather goods, footwear, bridal, kids, dresses, watches, jewelry, eyewear, swimwear, legwear, outerwear, luggage, fragrance activewear and home.

Today the distribution is in over 2,000 specialty boutiques and an established wholesale business in both domestic and international markets.

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