Joan Rivers Best Style Quotes Will Remind You That She's The Consummate Badass

Love her, hate her, or think she has problematic views on occasion, you have to admit that Joan Rivers is a consummate badass. One of history's brashest comics, Rivers is a pioneer for comediennes everywhere. From her time on Johnny Carson, to her long career as a stand up, to her tenure on Fashion Police, Rivers is nary without the most creative of zingers or the scrappiest nuggets of wisdom. Joan Rivers' best style quotes show us, once again, that nothing can outrun her light speed wit. Not even Birkin bags.

At the moment, Rivers remains in "serious" condition at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She was put into an induced coma on Thursday after complications with a routine surgery. Keeping her dogged spirit in mind as we all hope for her speedy and complete recovery, let's take a look back at some of her most Joan-y fashion and style quips.

On diets

“Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.”

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On plastic surgery

“Because I’m the only performer who comes out and says I’ve had plastic surgery, I’ve become the plastic surgery poster girl, which is hilarious, because everybody has done it and they all deny it. They stand there, like the Bride of Frankenstein, they’ve all got stitches, and they all say, ‘I’ve done nothing.’ I talk about it.”

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On the importance of style

“Does fashion matter? Always – though not quite as much after death.”

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On shopping like a homebody

“Thank God we’re living in a country where the sky’s the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television.”

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On the utility of sweaters

“I was so flat I used to put Xs on my chest and write, ‘You are here.’ I wore Angora sweaters just so the guys would have something to pet.”

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On "It" bags

“I am not a fan of outrageous consumption. I think it is vulgar. And no-one should flaunt that they have a hundred Hermes $12,000 bags. Not when people are starving.

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On showbiz

“I think I’m in a business where you have to look good, and it’s totally youth-oriented.”

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On the physical benefits of shopping

“The only time a woman has a true orgasm is when she is shopping.”

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On the elusive nature of beauty

“The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.”

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