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Designer Bestey Johnson lends her skills to the AAPD annual gala

on Thursday,March 11,2010 21:03

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Fashion mogul Betsey Johnson traveled to Washington, DC this week to show her support for the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), CBS News reports.

To help with the organization's annual Leadership Gala, Johnson gave the AAPD logo a rocker-chick makeover using her favorite color - hot pink - as well as black doodles. The revamped design is intended to serve as a reflection of empowerment, according to the news source.

The fashion mogul also hosted a fashion show that featured disabled women wearing her clothes.

"It's just been so heartwarming to see my clothes on people in wheelchairs and people needing physical support," she told the news source.

The event, which took place last night, was also a fundraiser for the AAPD as well as a celebration of the organization's 15th anniversary and the 20th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, according to the AAPD website.

Music legend Stevie Wonder gave a performance at the gala, where he was named the winner of the association's Image Award for his life's work.
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