Joan Rivers died today at a NY hospital after suffering from cardiac arrest during a medical procedure last week. Rivers--according to CNN--81, had been on life support at Manhattan's Mount Sinai hospital, where she was taken after she stopped breathing at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic last Thursday. Rivers was undergoing an apparently minor elective procedure at the clinic when she suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest, according to the New York Fire Department. Paramedics took her by ambulance to Mount Sinai Hospital, about a mile from the clinic, where she was initially listed in critical condition.TV Guide Network/TVGN (where she did many of her iconic red carpet shows) post-Award Show Fashion Wrap TV shows, I am in debt to her for pioneering the "Red Carpet Commentating".
Among many other things, I will miss her comedic GENIUS, her fearless take no-prisoners comments and her FASHION DIVA sense of style. As a Tribute to Joan Rivers, here's my Photo Gallery of Joan Rivers: A Style Icon...
Statement-Making Necklace Diva:
Necklace Fab: Joan Rivers wearing huge, statement making necklaces--usually from her own jewelry line
Corsage Joan: I loved how Joan never met an accessory she didn't like--case in point: a HUGE shoulder pin corsage
Showstopper Sequins: Bugle-beaded Joan Rivers
Chanel Fab: Joan Rivers in Chanel suit, pearls and purse, 1980's
Puffy Sleeve Joan: Joan Rivers during the 1980's in blue puffy sleeved taffeta tie-neck blouse, "button earrings" and her dog
Mini Polka-Dotted Doyenne: Joan Rivers
Shoulder Padded Joan
Shoulder Revealing Joan
Fan Pleated Diva
Red Carpet Joan:
Joan Rivers--with daughter Melissa--I love how she wore the same 80's off-the-shoulder fan pleated gown to a Miss USA 2010 event in Las Vegas--a Fashion Re-vamp'er for sure!
Here are some more of my Favorite Joan Rivers Red Carpet Looks:
Golden Girl: Joan Rivers at the Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers, 2009
Foxy: Joan Rivers at the Global Green USA event, February 2014
Mink Diva: Joan Rivers at Howard Stern's Sirius XM Radio Celebrations, January 2014
Joan Rivers at Broadway Premiere of "Kinky Boots", April 2013
Red Fur/Plunging Neckline Joan
Green Feathered Joan
Sequins and Fur Joan--Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala
Gunmetal off-the-shoulder Fab: Joan Rivers, Academy Awards red carpet
Striped Shawl Joan
Sequined Cocktail Hour Joan
Halter Neckline Joan--Joan Rivers at the Golden Globe Awards--and of course, her ever-present fur!
Speaking of Fur--No one Looked Better in a Traveling/Airport First Class Ensemble...than Joan--EVERYONE, take note of how you should dress to board an airplane...
Joan Rivers at LAX, 2013/2014--boarding her almost-weekly American Airlines First Class Transcon flights LA-NYC
You will be missed. RIP Joan Rivers.