Kathy Griffin Rings In The New Year In Joan Rivers Fur Coat

Joan Rivers brought in the New Year in style with Anderson Cooper as a co-host CNN's New Years Eve Special. She always makes a fashion statement and she outdid herself this time in Joan River's Fur Coat. Kathy Griffin, 54, paid homage to Joan Rivers by wearing her late friend's coat to bring in NYE. The new Fashion Police host looked great in the the priceless piece and we love her for what she had to say about it. Get the details below!

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Kathy Griffin: “I Won’t Apologize” For Wearing Joan Rivers’ Coat

We never know what Kathy is going to say next, but the her most recent cheeky moment will definitely warm your heart. When Joan Rivers died at age 81, it left the question open of who would fill Joan’s spot on The Fashion Police. Kathy has brought her style and sass to the show, and she honored her successor and old friend by boldly wearing the fur Dennis Basso  that once belonged to “her dear, departed friend” on CNN in for New Year’s Eve.

When Anderson Cooper asked his co-host why she’s wearing real fur, she said:

“Because I love Joan and she had it made for her in 1980,” Griffin said. “So, you can apologize for that but I won’t.”

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Kathy Griffin Wears Joan Rivers’ Coat For NYE

Whether you’re a fur lover or not, you have to love the way that Kathy paid homage to her friend!

“It actually is inscribed—it says, ‘Joan Rivers,'” said Kathy. “So in honor of my pal, I am decked out in the Dennis Basso and actual Joan coat and I’ve been with Joan when she would wear it.”

Not only is this a sweet gesture, but it is a great fashion statement. Fur is back and bigger than ever and don’t worry, there are plenty of fabulous faux fur pieces to shop from.

Do you think Kathy should have worn Joan’s Coat, HollywoodLifers? Be sure to check out and SHOP our faux fur selections above!

— Kindra Bailey

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