08/12/2010 03:06 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Betsey Johnson Says Icon Is Tina Turner, Gives Plastic Surgery Advice

Betsey Johnson celebrated her 68th birthday yesterday in SoHo and for the occasion, she painted the town pink. The designer wore a frilly pink frock and rode in on a salmon-colored bike while her staff donned hot pink tube dresses and arrived in a matching limo.

The Cut caught up with Betsey to drill her on how she manages to look so fresh-faced. Betsey revealed that when she was younger, Tina Turner was her icon (although Tina is only two years older than Betsey herself). "I thought, 'That's the kind of woman I want to be when I grow up.' You know, gorgeous and strong and still performing no matter how old. So I try to be a good old model for young kids." Betsey also mentioned her "surgeries" and shared some advice: "Get a good doctor! For crying out loud, pay the money to have a good doctor!"

Take a look at pics from the fete: