A decade after
singling out the Spice Girls as fashion atrocities, Mr.
Blackwell put just one of them -- Victoria ''Posh Spice''
Beckham -- at the top of his 48th annual worst-dressed
critic, who was designing dresses for the rich and
famous when he originated the list in 1960, skewered
entertainment's biggest stars in the latest
compilation of fashion follies, including Fergie,
Kelly Clarkson, Lindsay Lohan, and Jessica Simpson.
all done in fun to encourage fashion consciousness,
Blackwell heaped venom on Beckham, his number 1 choice on
the list released Tuesday.
fashion spice, wearing a skirt would suffice! In one
skinny-mini monstrosity after another, pouty posh can really
wreck-em,'' he said in a statement.
An e-mail message
to Beckham's publicist, Cheryl Maisel, was not
the Spice Girls as number 1 in his 1998 worst-dressed
list, deriding the group as ''the only spices on the planet
that have no taste.''
The top 10 roll
call of fashion dishonors also included:
Number 2, Amy
Winehouse: ''Exploding beehives above, tacky polka-dots
below, she's part 50s carhop horror.''
Mary-Kate Olsen: ''She resembles a tattered toothpick --
trapped in a hurricane.''
Number 4, Fergie:
''Yes, when it comes to couture chaos, guess it's all
in a name!''
The rest of the
top 10 list included Kelly Clarkson, Eva Green, Avril
Lavigne, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, and Alison Arngrim
(who played Nellie Oleson on Little House on the
Missing from the
list was Britney Spears, who has made it many times
''I felt that it
was inappropriate at this time to make comment, when her
personal life is in such upheaval. I hope 2008 is a better
year for her,'' Blackwell said.
released a Fabulous Fashion Independents list that
included Reese Witherspoon, British socialite Jemima Khan,
Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Nicole
Kidman, Katie Holmes, Kate Middleton (girlfriend of
Prince William of Wales), Katherine Heigl, and Cate