who are you wearing, in heaven?
Joan Rivers: June 8, 1933-September 4, 2014
The comedienne detailed exactly how she wanted her funeral to be in her book "I hate everyone...starting with me."
it read "When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action … I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene!” Rivers wrote. “I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing ‘Mr. Lonely.’ I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.”
"Who are you wearing?" A simple question that changed the red carpet forever. Joan Rivers was more than just a comedienne. She was a businesswoman, actress, writer, producer, and fashion powerhouse. She touched us all with her effortless wit and sharp tongue. She kept us all laughing by keeping it 100% real. Before Joan Rivers, no one really expressed an interest in what anyone wore on the red carpet. In 1994, Joan and her daughter Melissa hosted the E! pre-show for the Golden Globes, and it was then that Joan coined the phrase. Not a single A-list celeb would now dare to walk the red carpet without knowing which designer made their fabulous outfit. Let's be brutally honest with ourselves: we mostly watch the Red Carpet pre-shows without even bothering to stay tuned for the ceremonies ;)
We're just there to find out who is wearing whom! We can thank Joan for changing red-carpet commentary forever. With a career that spanned decades, Joan has changed our lives not only by making us laugh. A true icon: may she find endless laughs and couture. Rest in Chanel, Joan. xX