Now who’s gonna police the fashion? #RIPJoanRivers

Just a quick post to remember comedienne and TV and Fashion pioneer Joan Rivers who died today at age 81. I never met her but I know a few people who did and they all describe her as a funny, irreverent, smart and warm woman.

She was also a self-made fashion icon.

Back in the ’90s she reframed the way people talked about fashion — for good or ill — when she began hosting E! Red Carpet. She was the first to ask “who are you wearing?”. The actress Ā she questioned didn’t know who she was wearing because back then actresses mostly just went out and bought dresses.

Not anymore.

I think you could rightly call Joan the godmother of celebrity stylists because with that one question she launched a multi-million dollar celebrity-style industry.

It’s sad and somehow appropriate that Joan Rivers died on the first full day of New York Fashion week — an event that she and her co-hosts at “Fashion Police” were all set to cover. Seems like she went out in style.

Here are some of the fashion blog tributes to Joan from around the web:

WhoWhatWear: Joan Rivers’ funniest quotes of all time

The Cut: Remembering Joan Rivers’ Iconic Style

The LATimes: Joan Rivers: Making Fun of Fashion