Mr. Blackwell

The designer and mordant fashion critic who dared to call Madonna the "bare-bottomed bore from Babylon" died Oct. 19 in Los Angeles. Richard Blackwell, a.k.a. Mr. Blackwell, of the infamous worst-dressed list, made a name for himself not with his own creations but by skewering those sported by celebs on the red carpet. In addition to Madonna, Blackwell famously knocked Camilla Parker Bowles as "the Duchess of Dowdy" and even put the newly married Diana, Princess of Wales, at the top of his list in 1982.

His favorite targets, however, were celebrities like Zsa Zsa Gabor and Britney Spears, who he...

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