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Amidst all the seriousness, boringly clichéd flowing gowns, and washed-out color palettes that have been flooding some of the other shows, it’s nice to see that Betsey Johnson is still having fun with fashion.

Almost all the looks in the Spring 2009 Betsey Johnson collection looked more costume than ready-to-wear.

With a deluge of hoops and corsets, along with looks that looked straight-out of Pirates of the Caribbean, Betsey Johnson appeared inspired by a mix of Victorian era undergarments, pirates, with a little bit of prairie girl mixed-in with the floral prints.

The collection with its abundance of colors, fingerless gloves, brightly-colored wigs, hats, sunglasses, lollipops, elaborate makeup, pirate getups, mini suitcases, and loads of ruffles and lace, was pure fun – even the models couldn’t help but smile.

Photos courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.