Oooh, Blackwell's annual worst-dressed list is out!
Blackwell strikes again: young celebs on list
Dubbed "style-free and fashion deprived," Britney Spears and Paris Hilton tied for the No. 1 spot on Mr. Blackwell's 47th annual "Worst Dressed" list released yesterday.
"Two peas in an overexposed pod," Blackwell said of the skimpy attire worn by the two celebutantes (Brit isn’t a celebutante at all; who wrote this article? Starlet, maybe.) he called the "Screamgirls."
Some of Blackwell's nastiest words were reserved for Camilla Parker-Bowles, the wife of Britain's Prince Charles, who finished No. 2 on the list.
"The Duchess of Dowdy strikes again," wrote Blackwell. "In feathered hats that were once the rage, she resembles a petrified parakeet from the Jurassic age. A royal wreck." (Aw, poor Camilla. It took her three decades to get her man. Leave her alone. She keeps her hair feathered because Charles likes it – how cute is that?)
Blackwell, no longer an active designer but still an acid-tongued critic of celebrity fashion, scolded actress Lindsay Lohan, No. 3, for turning "from adorable to deplorable." (No arguments here.)
He called Christina Aguilera a "dazzling singer" but added that she "puts good taste through the wardrobe wringer. All crass and no class." (I disagree completely. Exhibit A.)
He referred to Mariah Carey as "Mariah the fashion pariah ... the queen of catastrophic kitsch," and American Idol judge Paula Abdul as "a fallen fashion idol." (He's shooting fish in a barrel, here.)
He said actress Sharon Stone resembles "an over-the-hill Cruella De Ville," and Tori Spelling embodies "down and out in Beverly Hills." (Ditto.)
Grey's Anatomy star Sandra Oh was faulted for too many beads and bangles. "She's layered lunacy from head to toe," Blackwell said. (Bah. She is a gorgeous woman.)
Meryl Streep, who starred in the fashion-themed movie The Devil Wears Prada, came in at No. 10 on the annual dis-list.
"From Streep you could weep," Blackwell said. "Her beauty of a career cannot be denied, but that beast of a wardrobe is pure mother of the bride."
On a kinder note, Blackwell offered his 10 "fabulous fashion independents": actresses Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie and Helen Mirren, singers Barbra Streisand and Beyonce, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Princess Charlotte of Monaco, model Heidi Klum and actresses Katie Holmes and Marcia Cross. (Kate, Angelina, Helen Mirren – love, love, love them!)