At Dennis Basso on Monday afternoon, one woman wandered the runway greeting people cheerfully and clutching a flute of Champagne. We have no idea how she got it, where, or why no one spread the wealth. The show opened with a moment of silence for Basso's good friend, customer, and QVC colleague Joan Rivers (a moment of silence Jada Pinkett Smith only vaguely observed, by the way, perhaps because she knew Joan would have hated her sheer shirt). Frankly, we think Joan would have preferred it if we had ALL been sloshed.
Hoda Kotb also almost missed the moment of silence because she was on the tail end of what looked like a funny story, but once she realized, she bit her lip and stared at her lap, blushing a little. We think Joan would has been okay with THAT, too; if anyone understood soldiering forth toward the punch line, it was La Rivers. Hoda looked great, and as if she does not age; nearby, Beverly Johnson looked youthful as well, Star Jones looked exactly like Star Jones, and Ivana Trump was at the apex of Ivananess in a giant blonde beehive, huge 80s-looking sunglasses, and leopard print. Former Real Housewives Countess LuAnn and Kelly Bensimon ducked in as well, all of them swarming past a bemused and out-of-place-looking Colton Haynes from the CW's Arrow. He looked very sleek and varnished, as if he meant to go to Tommy Hilfiger and just got in the wrong line. Then again, given that he used to be on Teen Wolf, maybe attending a fur-heavy show isn't so bizarre. More like Old Home Week.
Lisa Rinna, another celebrity who looks EXACTLY as you expect her to, was having the best time. She spent the whole show chair-dancing and singing along to Beyoncé and Pharrell on the soundtrack along with Kotb and Garcelle Beauvais, whom Rinna greeted with a squeaky "SHUT UP!" and a hug. Beauvais was in a super-froofy strapless gown and chatting animatedly with reporters about her wardrobe. By which we mean, the actual one in which she keeps her clothes. "My shoes are a big deal. They have their own closet where I display them, with chandeliers," we heard her saying. "They're crystal." Of that, Joan definitely would have approved.BEGIN SLIDESHOW
Most Viewed Stories
What, Exactly, Are Melania and Ivanka Trump Trying to Sell?
Roxane Gay Calls Out Simon & Schuster After They Drop Milo Yiannopoulos
The Supreme-Branded Metrocard Is Here
The Single Guy Who’s Pretty Sure He Split the Bill
Self-Empowerment Is Just Another Word for Narcissism
Ask a Boss: Should I Try to Act Older at Work?
Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah Winfrey Are Having the Time of Their Lives in New Zealand
Did Lena Dunham Shade the Wing on Girls?
Alt-Right Troll Milo Yiannopoulos Uses Campus Visit to Openly Mock a Transgender Student
We Finally Get to the Root of Katie and Tom’s Problems
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesCiara's Wedding Dress Was Too Big for the Chapel
To be fair, it was a 13 foot-long dress.You and Rihanna Will Both Want to Invest in Dior’s New Bag
It's got something for everyone.Polo Shirts Have Turned Their Back on Ryan Lochte
Along with his other major sponsors.Ryan Lochte Will No Longer Be Paid to Wear Tiny Bathing Suits
Speedo remains committed to transparency.Laura Brown Is the New Editor-in-Chief of InStyle
After 11 years at Harper’s Bazaar.Tyra Banks Is Going to Teach a Class on Smizing at Stanford
"If I see somebody not paying attention, I’m gonna call on them."This Floating Pier Is the Most Zen Installation Ever
Walking on water in Italy.Nation Is Appalled by Matt Lauer’s Nude Ankles During Ryan Lochte Interview
What’s the opposite of “Jeah”?8 People at the Life of Pablo Pop-up Explain Why Kanye West Is a God
"I mean, Kanye West is just Kanye West. There's not more or less you can say about Kanye West. He's just Mr. West!"A T-shirt Is Enough
Simplicity, versatility, and cool. What more could you want?
She took a perfect pencil dive off a 30-foot yacht.American Apparel Is Being Sued by Former Workers
As the company considers putting itself up for sale.A Gendered History of the Tailored Suit
From Marlon Brando to Coco Chanel.How Zendaya Developed Such Great Style at the Young Age of 19
The star's best looks from Disney to now.Proof That If You’re Chic Enough, a Little Federal Investigation Doesn’t Matter
Is this the best they could do?5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Probably Would’ve Been a Street-Style Star
He had several different looks and was “pretty picky.”J.Crew Has Identified 226 Shades of Pink
Even more than there are shades of gray.Gigi and Bella Hadid Merch Is Now Somehow a Thing That Is Happening
Today in Hadidiana.Gird Your Loins for the Return of Yeezy to New York Fashion Week
The season approaches.This Indie Brand Had a Great Response to Ivanka Trump
When she bought one of their cuffs, they donated the proceeds to the Clinton campaign.