Saturday, 6 September 2014

Joan Rivers' Death Leaves Big Hole in Fashion Coverage at E!

Following the unexpected death of sharp-tongued commentator Joan Rivers, the E! Network has found itself having to cover New York Fashion Week without fashion's most distinctive voice.
The Rivers-hosted Fashion Police was set to film two episodes from the annual event but after Rivers' death Thursday, the network replaced the planned installments with two specials, the first of which will air Friday at 10 p.m. ET, following a tribute, Joan Rivers: Celebrating An Icon. Designer Christian Siriano and style expert Alexa Chung are expected to appear in the program, titled E! From Fashion Week.
The trailblazing comedienne died Thursday at age 81, days after she stopped breathing during a routine throat procedure. In true form, her New York City funeral, to be held Sunday, will reportedly be preceded by a red carpet.

But how E! will cover red carpets going forward is still unclear. Namely, the future of Fashion Police is still up in the air as the network begins to make plans for a post-Joan era.
Rivers and daughter Melissa Rivers hosted their first red carpet on E! in 1994, and in 2010, began hosting Fashion Police together.
“Right now we are mourning our beloved Joan," E! said in a statement. "We will respond at a later date with programming updates."source

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