Memorable Quips About Worst-Dressed

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fashion designer Richard Blackwell -- better known as Mr. Blackwell -- became famous for his acid-tipped critiques of the wardrobes of Hollywood celebrities. "I try to choose famous people I think are up to it," he said. "The smart ones know the value of outrageous publicity." Here are some of his more memorable put-downs.

Singer Madonna: "The bare-bottomed bore of Babylon."

Actress Meryl Streep: "She looks like a gypsy abandoned by a caravan."

Actress Sharon Stone: "An over-the-hill Cruella De Vil."

Actress Lindsay Lohan: "From adorable to deplorable."

Singer Bjork: "She dances in the dark -- and dresses there, too."

Entertainer Cher: "A million beads, and one overexposed derriere."

Singer Britney Spears and socialite Paris Hilton: "Two peas in an overexposed pod."

Model Ivana Trump: "A cross between Brigitte Bardot and Lassie."

Actress Ann-Margret: "Marlon Brando in a G-string."

Actress Joan Collins: "One more pushup, and she'll have three chins."

Actress Marlo Thomas: "Halloween every day."

Singer Dolly Parton: "The Smoky Mountains -- in sequins."

-- Matt Schudel

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