Mr. Blackwell has gone on to the great, big fashion show in the sky where everybody dresses perfectly, so he can have a martini and relax. Or maybe heaven is a place where everybody dresses like crap, so he can talk shit for the rest of eternity. Yeah, probably the latter.
Mr. Blackwell passed away yesterday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from an intestinal infection. He was 86.
In 1960, Mr. Blackwell started his annual “Worst Dressed” list and continued to do one every year. His last list was in 2007. Posh Beckham has the honor of being his last victim. He had this to say about her: “Forget the fashion spice — wearing a skirt would suffice! In one skinny-mini monstrosity after another, pouty posh can really wreck ‘em.”
He’s ripped on everyone from Brit Brit Spears to Vadge to Sophia Loren.
Here’s just a few of his gems:
Sharon Stone: “An over-the-hill Cruella DeVille.”
Barbra Streisand: “She looks like a masculine Bride of Frankenstein.”
Britney Spears: “Her bra-topped collection of Madonna rejects are pure fashion overkill.”
Queen Elizabeth: “From her majesty to her travesty.”
Bjork: “She dances in the dark — and dresses there, too.”
Mr. Blackwell is survived by his partner of over 60 years, Spencer.
Rest in peace, Mr. Blackwell…. We will keep your legacy alive by continuing to tell these Hollywood whores how busted they look.