Since Jonathan Adler redesigned the set of Fashion Police, Joan’s weekly dissection of red carpet appearances on the E Network, it’s been on my schedule to take a look at some of his designs in connection with the show and Joan Rivers during Fashion Week, but I was too late to publish it whilst she was with us.
Jonathan Adler and Joan Rivers both share many qualities: humour, irreverence, edginess, individual style, and New York attitude, which made the Fashion Police collaboration perfect. To mark this sad week, I’m featuring a look at some Adler pieces I think Joan would have loved, and may well have even had in her rococo gilded ex-ballroom apartment in New York, the sort of place “Marie Antoinette would have lived, if she had money” to quote Joan.
Firstly, she was a huge dog lover so it seems only right to take a look at adorable dog accessories; secondly, she was known for her quick & funny mouth, as well as her collagen-augmented lips, so I’ve included pieces with a surrealist pout; and finally, I’ve included the Black & White Nixon pattern throw and a black photo frame to reflect the Fashion Police set, and a New York cushion, her physical & spiritual home.
Rest in Peace Joan Molinsky, you brought a lot of joy and laughter into the world.
1. Terrier Ornament £115
2. Terrier Salt & Pepper Shakers £38.50
3. Dachshund Bowl £168
4. Terrier Bottlestopper £19
5. Muse Pitcher £98
6. Muse Misia Vase £98
7. Muse Bowl £98
8. Alpaca Wool Nixon Throw £295
9. Enamel Brackets Photo Frame £68
10. Jet Set New York Cushion £98