Kathy Griffin Makes Her 'Fashion Police' Debut – How Did She Do?

by Zach Seemayer 11:05 AM PST, January 13, 2015
Playing Kathy Griffin Makes Her 'Fashion Police' Debut – How Did She Do?

Kathy Griffin sat in on E!'s Fashion Police, taking over for the late comedian Joan Rivers – and the results were almost exactly how most imagined it: She did a good job, but Joan's absence still spoke louder than most of Kathy's jabs.

Kathy brought her acerbic wit to the discussion, and was able to dish out biting criticism, but she was at a loss for words or insight when there wasn't anything to rip apart.

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The show examined some of the best and worst styles on the Golden Globes red carpet, and for the first half of the episode the panel – which included Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and Brad Goreski –discussed the night's hottest styles, leaving Kathy to snark about how bored she was of stars always looking gorgeous.

And when she couldn't insult someone, she shoehorned in an awkward sex joke.

But when she finally got the chance to lay into the stars, Kathy shined.

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She ripped into some of the most beloved stars, saying Tina Fey's red carpet dress was a "disaster," and that the Globes co-host looked like "she was given an allowance for the first time when she was 16 years old and bought the craziest dress she could."

She had no love for Scandal star Kerry Washington's two-tone purple dress either, quipping, "It looks like one of those projects that would have [gotten] someone [kicked off] Project Runway."

At the end of the episode, it came time for the Fashion Police panelists to name the best and worst dressed celebs of the evening.

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Kathy named Jennifer Lopez as the night's best-dressed star, saying, "My inner gay-boy just loves it. I love the danger. I almost saw c**ch."

When it came to the worst dressed, Kathy took on the one star from the Golden Globes that America fell in love with: George Clooney’s wife Amal. She took Amal to task for her ill-fitting white gloves which Kathy called, "Bovine insemination gloves."

While Kathy played it safe, it's clear she has potential to grow. Only time will tell if she can begin to fill the void Joan left behind, but with some time and development, Fashion Police might be firing on all cylinders again soon.

For more on the Golden Globes' red carpet fashions, check out the video below for a look at the best and worst looks of the night.