Oct 20, 2008

R.I.P. Mr. Blackwell

Mr. Blackwell, creator of the annual 'worst dressed list' and Britney Spears' worst nightmare, died today due to complications of an intestinal infection at the age of 86. He was survived by his partner of 60 years, Spencer. Although I don't agree with all of his choices of 'worst dressed' year to year (Sophia Lauren, Madonna, Lisa Bonet, Vicky B etc.), I do enjoy the quips that come along with his choices.

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Here is a list of the worst dressed from 1961 to 2007.

1960: Anna Magnani
1961: Debbie Reynolds
1962: Zsa Zsa Gabor
1963: Zsa Zsa Gabor
1964: Barbra Streisand: "She looks like a masculine Bride of Frankenstein."
1965: Princess Margaret
1966: Mia Farrow
1967: Barbra Streisand
1968: Julie Andrews
1969: Queen Elizabeth: "From her majesty to her travesty."
1970: Sophia Loren
1971: Ali MacGraw
1972: Raquel Welch
1973: Bette Midler
1974: Helen Reddy
1975: Caroline Kennedy
1976: Louise Lasser
1977: Farrah Fawcett
1978: Dolly Parton
1979: Bo Derek
1980: Brooke Shields
1981: Barbara Mandrell
1982: Diana Spencer (Princess Diana)
1983: Joan Collins
1984: Cher
1985: Princess Stephanie of Monaco
1986: Meryl Streep
1987: Lisa Bonet
1988: Sarah Ferguson
1989: LaToya Jackson
1990: Sinead O'Connor
1991: Julia Roberts
1992: Madonna
1993: Glenn Close
1994: Camilla Parker Bowles
1995: Howard Stern
1996: Dennis Rodman
1997: Spice Girls
1998: Linda Tripp (Clinton scandal figure)
1999: Cher
2000: Britney Spears: "Her bra-topped collection of Madonna rejects are pure fashion overkill."
2001: Anne Robinson ("Weakest Link" host)
2002: Anna Nicole Smith
2003: Paris Hilton
2004: Nicollette Sheridan
2005: Britney Spears
2006: Paris Hilton, Britney Spears (tie)
2007: Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham: "Forget the fashion spice -- wearing a skirt would suffice! In one skinny-mini monstrosity after another, pouty posh can really wreck 'em."

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