Welcome back to Dirty Laundry, a new series hosted by InStyle’s Editor-in-Chief Laura Brown, where celebs dish on their most personal clothing and accessories. This week, Brown sat down with The Vampire Diaries alum Kat Graham, who brought a very important jacket from her “accidental ‘80s” period to the table.
“This was a jacket I actually had designed, can you believe it?” she said of the multi-color blazer. “And this I wore when I worked with Joan Rivers for Fashion Police.”
“It reminds me of Joan, and I haven’t been able to wear it again, because I don’t want to make any other memories in it. So that’s how I know something means a lot to me,” Graham added.
The actress had quite a strong connection to the late Fashion Police host. “Joan Rivers has been one of the women in the industry that I was able to meet and shown me that it’s okay to be funny and it’s okay to be out-there, and it’s okay to be intelligent and witty, and you don’t have to dim yourself for a man or for the industry,” she said. “Joan Rivers, we miss you and we love you.”
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[MUSIC] This was a->> That goes on you. Jacket I actually had designed, can you belive it? And this I wore when I worked with Joan Rivers for Fashion Police. That's right and what did she say about it? She didn't say anything, bless her heart. It's really brutal. It reminds me of Joan, and I haven't been able to wear it again, because I don't want to make any other memories in it. So, that's how I know something means a lot to me. Again, I told you, accidental 80's, it's taken me awhile to get over it, but. Accidental 80's, the cat gram star. Favorite story with John? Favorite story with Joan? Yeah. Well we were just kind of talking and she was like, "well why don't you just come sit on my lap and lets just talk about it". I just remember being like, okay I'm just having a full conversation with Joan Rivers while I'm sitting on her lap. I just remember knowing that you can be that iconic and you can be that fabulous and you can be that funny and you can still be that down to earth and accessible. Somebody like Joan you wouldn't think that I would be inspired by. The kind of people that you think is the Janet Jackson, whatever, right? But Joan Rivers has been one of the women in the industry that I was able to meet. And shown me that it's okay to be funny. It's fine. And it's okay to be out there and it's okay to be intelligent and woody and you don't have to like dim yourself for man or for the industry and- Say that to the camera. Don't dim yourself. Don't dim yourself. So, Joan Rivers, we miss you and we love you.