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RIP Joan Rivers

The Queen of Comedy had a way with words—and accessories. And in W‘s forthcoming October 2014 issue, we celebrate her Royal status in a portfolio shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Here she tells Lynn Hirschberg about her climb to the top.


“I’ve always been an outsider, and that’s okay. I’ve never been invited to the White House. I’ve never been given awards. I’ve never been to the inside of anything. My maid was invited to the Vanity Fair Oscar party, and she asked if she could borrow a wrap! [Laughs] My comedy has made me a total outsider, but that is what has kept me sharp all these years. To be relevant, you have to be an outsider.”

See Joan Rivers’s first appearance in W magazine, as a Dennis Basso model, here.

Paule Ka turtleneck; J. Mendel boa; Harry Winston earrings; (bracelets: right wrist, from top) Beladora, Beverly Hills, Harry Winston, Beladora, Beverly Hills; (rings: right hand, from top) Beladora, Beverly Hills, her own rings, Beladora, Beverly Hills, Van Cleef & Arpels from Beladora, Beverly Hills, Beladora, Beverly Hills; (rings: left hand, from left) Beladora, Beverly Hills, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston; (bracelets: left wrist, from top) Beladora, Beverly Hills, Van Cleef & Arpels, Mathey-Tissot from Beladora, Beverly Hills, her own bracelets, Beladora, Beverly Hills. Hair by Raymond Rosario; makeup by Adele Fass; manicure by Michelle Saunders for Essie.