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Monday, October 20, 2008

The Old Queen Finally Croaked

According to the LA Times, Celebrity Fashion Criticizer (that's different than critic) "Mr. Blackwell" is dead. But as Bette Davis always said about Joan Crawford: "I should say something good about the dead. She's dead. Good!" The bitter old fart NEVER had ANYTHING nice to say about ANYONE!! Which I why Miss Ginger deems him a "criticizer" instead of a critic.

Oh. And he was ugly, too!

Let's talk about that "fey" scarf and those hideously dated glasses!

Celebrity style sniper 'Mr. Blackwell' dies at 86
"Mr. Blackwell," 86, whose annual worst-dressed lists skewered celebs for their fashion mistakes, died Sunday of complications from an intestinal infection.
Blackwell began his infamous criticisms almost 50 years ago, way before Joan Rivers and the fashion flock honed style sarcasm to the daily lambasting it's become in mags such as Us Weekly and InTouch as well as on TV shows and the internet.
Click here to see a gallery of Blackwell's life.
Even though Blackwell's no longer with us, his legacy will, no doubt, live on.
No one escaped this man's wrath, the dowdy or the daring. Let's stroll down fashion criticism memory lane with some of Blackwell's most memorable style snips:
Cameron Diaz: "Looks like she was dressed by a colorblind circus clown."
Madonna: "From Ghetto Glam to Rhinestone Cowgirl to Mrs. Guy Ritchie."
Christina Aguilera: "Is she a boring and body-baring bungle -- or just auditioning for 'Sheena, Queen of the Jungle?'"
Mary Kate Olsen: "A tattered toothpick trapped in a hurricane."
The Dixie Chicks: "Truck-stop fashion tragedies trapped in a typhoon."
Renee Zellweger: "A painted pumpkin on a pogo stick."
Ann-Margret: "Marlon Brando in a g-string."
Martha Stewart: "The centerfold for the Farmer's Almanac."
Sharon Stone: "An over-the-hill Cruella de Ville."
Elizabeth Taylor: "Looks like two small boys fighting under a mink blanket."
Cher: "A million beads and one overexposed derriere."
Mariah Carey: "Shrink-wrapped cheesecake."
Queen Elizabeth II: "The palace Christmas tree or just a royal clown?
Camilla Parker-Bowles: "A petrified parakeet from the Jurassic Age."
Will you miss Mr. Blackwell's annual "worst dressed" list? Or do you wish everyone would stop making fun of people for the way they dress?
Photo credit: Wireimage

1 comment:

Beth said...

While I think Blackwell's list initially had some merit, in pointing out ridiculous outfits and saying "PLEASE don't do this!" it eventually turned into a parody, and Blackwell became a bit of a joke. Pictures speak louder than words, and the pictures we see on the Net are all we need...Blackwell seemed to have to stretch further and further to come up with clever descriptions of why an outfit was so bad.

I'm sorry for the man's family, and I wish them condolences, but the Blackwell list has long been way out of style.

Just my opinion!

Hugs, Beth


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