Betsey Johnson rings in 75: See the fearless designer through the years

Think your 21st birthday party was the ultimate blowout? It wouldn't hold a candle to Betsey Johnson's 75th.

The iconic designer rang in her milestone birthday with a big, bold custom cake, a boozy brunch and bright-green highlights. Although she shows no signs of slowing down, it was a picture-perfect celebration of her incredible career, which launched more than fifty years ago.

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Just a few days ahead of her 75th, Betsey attended the ACE Awards, where Victoria Justice presented her with a well-deserved Style Icon Award -- and another massive custom cake.

As she took the stage, she gave the world's most perfect life update: "I live in a trailer park in Paradise Cove and I met the hottest, cutest, most fabulous guy in a coffee shop, and I've been so happy I really could die," she declared.

Take a look at Betsey throughout her amazing career in the slideshow below.

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Betsey Johnson through the years
American fashion designer Betsey Johnson talks on the telephone in her studio, New York, New York, September 6, 1966. (Photo by Susan Wood/Getty Images)
An unidentified man holds American fashion designer Betsey Johnson by the wrist in her studio, New York, New York, September 6, 1966. (Photo by Susan Wood/Getty Images)
American fashion designer Betsey Johnson embraces her then-boyfriend (identified only as 'Gerard') in her studio. New York, New York, September 6, 1966. (Photo by Susan Wood/Getty Images)
MAR 9 1973; Betsey Johnson Presents 'The Last Peplum'; Designer, Kneeling, introduced spring designs at the Joseph Magnin Cinderella City store, including the popular peplum-top, shown on model at right.; (Photo By Ira Gay Sealy/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Betsey Johnson during 'Artists for Kennedy' Fundraising Effort - September 10, 1980 at Central Falls Gallery Restaurant in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Portrait of American fashion designer Betsey Johnson, dressed in black and white tartan and lace, in mid-air as she makes a face, late 1980s or early 1990s. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
Betsey Johnson (right) and guest during 'Artists for Kennedy' Fundraising Effort - September 10, 1980 at Central Falls Gallery Restaurant in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Portrait of American fashion designer Betsey Johnson, New York, New York, 1983. (Photo by John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)
267363 17: Fashion designer Betsey Johnson attends the Collection Rouge DIFFA fashion benefit April 24, 1996 in New York City. DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) was started in 1984 in New York City by a group of professionals from the interior design industry who wanted to create a positive vehicle that would directly address the needs of HIV disease and AIDS. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
Betsey Johnson (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Fran Lebowitz and Betsey Johnson at Dianne Brill's birthday dinner party at Cafe Seiyoken. April 16, 1986. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Getty Images)
Betsey Johnson during 'Hooray For Hollywood' AIDS Benefit - April 5, 1988 at Bloomingdale's in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
American fashion designer Betsey Johnson and business partner Chantal Bacon strike a pose, circa 1988. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Betsey Johnson (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Betsey Johnson during Chie Fashion Event - September 14, 1989 at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Betsey Johnson during CFDA And Vogue Magazine Present '7th On Sale' at Paramount Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
New York, NY - CIRCA 1991: Betsey Johnson and date circa 1991 in New York City. (Photo by PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images)
Betsey Johnson during Grand Opening of the Barneys Store on Madison Avenue - 1993 at Barneys in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Betsey Johnson (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Vivienne Westwood (Betsey Johnson) w/daughter, Lulu at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York (Photo by Patti Ouderkirk/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 8: Fashion designer Betsey Johnson poses for a portrait in her studio on March 8, 1996 in New York City, New York. (Photo by David Corio/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)
Betsey Johnson (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: Fashion designer Betsey Johnson at a benefit party at Cipriani. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Betsey Johnson during 17th Annual CFDA Awards at JP Morgan Atrium in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
382550 10: Designer Betsey Johnson arrives at the Michael Awards, know as the 'Oscars of Fashion' at the New York Hilton November 27, 2000 in New York, NY. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Liaison)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 14: Fashion designer Betsey Johnson arrives for the Gilda's Club Comedy Gala on November 14, 2002 in New York City. Gilda's Club is a non-residential center that helps breast cancer patients live with their disease. (Photo by Keith Bedford/Getty Images)
Betsey Johnson during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring Collections 2003 � Opening Ceremony at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Carmen Valdes/WireImage)
Betsey Johnson during Royal Birthday Ball for Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs - Arrivals at Cipriani's in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Ace Awards Style Icon honoree Betsey Johnson attends the 21st Annual Ace Awards hosted by the Accessories Council at Cipriani 42nd Street on August 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 8: Betsey Johnson attends Accessories Council 9th Annual ACE Awards and Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 8, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Betsey Johnson during 9th Annual ACE Awards - Arrivals at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Paul Wilmot Communications)
Betsey Johnson, designer during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 - Betsey Johnson - Runway at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 2: Designer Betsey Johnson introduces her new fragrance at Macy's Herald Square on November 02, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Designer Betsey Johnson enters Cipriani 42nd Street on November 02, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 13: Betsey Johnson attends THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB Honor BETSEY JOHNSON with a Lifetime Achievement Award at National Arts Club on October 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by NICK HUNT /Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Betsey Johnson attends Rocked: An Exclusive Photography Exhibition by Mick Rock at the W New York - Downtown on December 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/WireImage)
NOVEMBER 2: Betsey Johnson attends ACE Awards presented by the Accessories Council at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 2, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by CHANCE YEH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Designer Betsey Johnson attends The Friars Club and Friars Foundation Honor of Tom Cruise at The Waldorf=Astoria on June 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Betsey Johnson is seen in Midtown on October 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Designer Betsey Johnson attends Betsey Johnson during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on September 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Betsey Johnson attends 21st Annual Ace Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on August 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Ace Awards Style Icon honoree Betsey Johnson (L) and actress Victoria Justice attend 21st Annual Ace Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on August 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Betsey Johnson attends 21st Annual Ace Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on August 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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