After years patrolling the biggest red carpets and giving her verdict on the gowns, she went on to star in her own TV show. From 2010, the late comedienne co-hosted the successful E! show Fashion Police alongside lilac-haired reality TV star Kelly Osbourne, and presenters Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos. The team became famous for their unfiltered commentary on celebrity style, but it was often River’s witty one liners that stole the show.
She was beloved by many for her hilarious red carpet commentary but feared by any celebrity who dared to hit the red carpet in an unusual or daring ensemble. Whether you loved her or hated her, there’s one thing that will make you laugh. Here are some of the best of her Fashion Police moments.
When Rivers got dressed like Jersey Shore’s reality TV star Snooki:
On Angelina Jolie’s “leg bomb” at the 2013 Oscars: "Everyone took her to task with that photograph with the leg out, but to me it looked as if she had a terrible yeast infection and she was trying to air it out. It was hilarious!"
On Justin Bieber’s attire: "Someone needs to sit him down and say, ‘You are not a big black thug.’"
On Rihanna’s #FreePalestine controversial tweet: "Rihanna, who is beautiful but is not the brightest bulb in the lamp, they see pictures of children and they go crazy. I think Israel should start showing pictures of dead puppies, and you’ll see these girls turn right around."
On Lady Gaga’s purple fur gown: Rivers told her fellow Fashion Police host Kelly Osbourne: "Look away, Kelly, I don’t want you to have to see this. So many of your people must have died to make that dress!"
Joan Rivers' funniest fashion insults on Fashion Police