Fashion Week lost its fizz when Joan Rivers sadly passed on Thursday. I wondered what Joan would say about fashion week this year. Her funeral is today and I sorely miss her fearless wit and fashion sense. We’ve lost a trailblazer and icon. She of course made a career of lambasting fashion as the host of Fashion Police. I could imagine her making up a quote like ours about bicycles today. Fashion can be frivolous individually but powerful in the big picture as an economic force. The multi-billion dollar industry provides employment in many far-reaching levels. But today work is on hold for many as we mourn a legend. No doubt some of the biggest fashion and entertainment icons will be show up at what is reported to be a red carpet event at Joan’s private funeral at the Temple Emanu-El. I can hear her jokes about everyone’s outfits already. It was her greatest wish to make people laugh and we will again soon.