The acid-tongued 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.
|Victoria Beckham poses at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California in this June 3, 2007 file photo . Beckham has topped Mr. Blackwell's 48th annual Worst-Dressed Women list, saying "Forget the fashion spice - wearing a skirt would suffice! In one skinny-mini monstrosity after another, pouty posh can really wreck-em." [Agencies]
Saying it's all in fun to encourage fashion consciousness, Blackwell heaped venom on Beckham, his No. 1 choice on the list, which was released Tuesday.
"Forget the 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, wasn't immediately answered.
Blackwell listed the Spice Girls as No. 1 in his 1998 worst-dressed list, deriding the group as "the only spices on the planet that have no taste."
Britney Spears, who has made the list many times before, is missing this year.
"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.