Mr Blackwell’s Worst Dressed List Winners 1960-2007

Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Victoria Beckham are just some of the stars to have been named and shamed by the late Mr Blackwell in his legendary annual worst dressed list.

The Hollywood fashion critic passed away on Sunday at the age of 86 after suffering complications from an intestinal infection, according to his publicist Harlan Boll.

The star – real name Richard Sylvan Seltzer – began his career as an actor in the 1930s and appeared in the original 1935 Broadway production of Sidney Kingsley’s Dead End.

He spent some time as a Hollywood agent before discovering his eye for fashion and becoming a designer in the 1950s.

His moniker Mr. Blackwell came about when his clothing line was launched in the late 1950s, and he went on to make a name for himself by styling clients including former First Lady Nancy Reagan in his House of Blackwell creations.

The brand folded in the 1980s and Blackwell turned his hand to being a TV and radio personality before becoming a fashion journalist. (In the meanwhile, enjoy the latest fashion movies & series from 2017!). He produced articles for America’s The Globe tabloid and had various articles featured in newspapers and lifestyle magazines across the country.

But it was his Worst Dressed List that he became most noted for, and his scathing reviews have been published every year since its inception in 1960.

Mr Blackwell’s Worst Dressed List Winners:

1960: Anna Magnani
1961: Debbie Reynolds
1962: Zsa Zsa Gabor
1963: Zsa Zsa Gabor
1964: Barbra Streisand
1965: Princess Margaret
1966: Mia Farrow
1967: Barbra Streisand
1968: Julie Andrews
1969: Queen Elizabeth
1970: Sophia Loren
1971: Ali MacGraw
1972: Raquel Welch
1973: Bette Midler
1974: Helen Reddy
1975: Caroline Kennedy
1976: Louise Lasser
1977: Farrah Fawcett
1978: Dolly Parton
1979: Bo Derek
1980: Brooke Shields
1981: Barbara Mandrell
1982: Diana Spencer (Princess Diana)
1983: Joan Collins
1984: Cher
1985: Princess Stephanie of Monaco
1986: Meryl Streep