STYLE & BEAUTY
08/01/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Betsey Johnson: 'I Should Be Retired'

Betsey Johnson takes the train to the Hamptons, but the commute is getting to her. "I'm swearing after last weekend that I will never leave on Friday again," the designer said at the launch party for By Invitation Only, a novel set in the Hamptons. "I should be retired. I'm basically screwing up because I'm not retired. I'd like to go in four days a month, something like that," Johnson told us. She wants to travel, and says she and her partner, Chantal Bacon, have been working on a succession plan for a year. "My partner and I, we both want to know what would it be like to get up in the morning and go, 'What do I do today?'" Johnson said.

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