Valentino Won't Sell it to You Wholesale & Other Closet Confessions from Joan Rivers
Since its launch in April 2010, Bluefly's "Closet Confessions" has clocked 2 million pageviews by peeking into the secret lives of wardrobes belonging to fashion-mad pop culture types like the always-fierce Project Runway alum Christian Siriano, Nicky Hilton, Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Osbourne, PR badass Kelly Cutrone, and flamboyant Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir.
Hosted by the sharp-tongued Joan and Melissa Rivers...well, we know they can dish it out, but can they take it? "Fashion should always be fun," asserts Joan, "and if you take yourself too seriously you're an idiot!" (So I guess the answer is a big "yes.") In the latest episode, Joan has temporarily moved into Melissa’s L.A. manse while househunting, and managed to take over "every single space you can possibly take over" - including Melissa's gym & her supply closet.
As she walks us through her wardrobe, Joan shares her top style tips (your closet should be filled with pieces that are either fun or dramatic), anecdotes (like that glitzy Bob Mackie number she wore co-hosting the 1983 Emmys with Eddie Murphy), and gags (why she insists she needs to wear oversized everything now that she's in her 70s, and how you gotta start hiding your various body parts from about 50 on).
And although her closet is filled with Valentino, even the ever-elegant Last Emperor gets (gently) bitch-slapped. "Son of a bitch doesn't give me a discount...I just had dinner with Valentino. I was wearing his jacket and he was delighted to see it, but never once from that Italian mouth came out, ‘You must buy me wholesale.'"
Be sure to check out the 12th Confession on the Bluefly FB page!
- Lesley Scott