1. Headline
  1. Headline

Video: Worst-dressed celebrities

updated 1/10/2007 9:31:39 AM ET 2007-01-10T14:31:39

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 Tuesday.

“Two peas in an overexposed pod,” Blackwell said of the skimpy attire worn by the two celebutantes he called the “Screamgirls.”

Some of Blackwell’s nastiest words were reserved for Camilla Parker-Bowles, a member of the British royal family, 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.”

Blackwell, no longer an active designer but still an acid-tongued critic of celebrity fashion, aimed his poison pen at Hollywood, with young entertainers dominating the list.

At No. 3 was actress Lindsay Lohan, scolded by Blackwell for turning “from adorable to deplorable.”

Christina Aguilera was also in Blackwell’s fashion hall of shame. He called her a “dazzling singer” but added that she “puts good taste through the wardrobe wringer. All crass and no class.”

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 said actress Sharon Stone resembles “an over-the-hill Cruella DeVille,” and Tori Spelling embodies “down and out in Beverly Hills.”

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh was faulted for too many beads and bangles. “She’s layered lunacy from head to toe,” Blackwell said.

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, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Princess Charlotte of Monaco, model Heidi Klum and actresses Katie Holmes and Marcia Cross.

© 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

More on TODAY.com

  1. Ann and Steve Toon/Solent News

    Two abandoned baby hedgehogs get some TLC after a prickly start

    7/30/2014 6:42:41 PM +00:00 2014-07-30T18:42:41
  1. Michael Dwyer / AP

    Five cases when buyer's remorse will cost you big

    7/30/2014 9:03:12 PM +00:00 2014-07-30T21:03:12
  1. Courtesy Graves family

    Death-defying: Mom battled cancer while ‘feisty’ baby waited for a new heart

    7/30/2014 2:52:11 PM +00:00 2014-07-30T14:52:11
  1. Strike on Gaza shopping area kills at least a dozen, wounds 150

    An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, just hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school, Gaza health officials said.

    7/30/2014 5:38:37 PM +00:00 2014-07-30T17:38:37
  1. Twitter.com/SarahDrewGreys

    'Grey's Anatomy' star Sarah Drew reveals her baby bump

    7/30/2014 5:07:52 PM +00:00 2014-07-30T17:07:52