"Sometime's the Real Fun is in Bad Taste!"*

We're not sure why Mr. Blackwell's annual list of the worst dressed celebrities is such a momentous feat. The man behind it, born Richard Selzer in Br
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We're not sure why Mr. Blackwell's annual list of the worst dressed celebrities is such a momentous feat. The man behind it, born Richard Selzer in Br
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We're not sure why Mr. Blackwell's annual list of the worst dressed celebrities is such a momentous feat. The man behind it, born Richard Selzer in Brooklyn, transitioned from actor to fashion designer in the late-1950's, dressing everyone from Jayne Mansfield to Nancy Reagan. He was apparently the first fashion designer to show his collection on TV. (Was he also the last? We've never heard of such a thing, unless Blackwell birthed QVC.) But when fashion changed dramatically in the 80's, Blackwell was unable to change, too, and thus turned into the bitter fashion critic better known for rhyming and alliteration than design or creativity. Much like the worst-dressed pages at the end of US Weekly, Mr. Blackwell's list leaves us thinking, "Good for her for rocking that outfit!" It'd be funny to see Mr. Blackwell rate the runway shows - he'd surely disapprove of our favorite McQueen creations and flip out over this spring's Balenciaga. We might not be able to wear vintage like Mary-Kate or Herve Leger like Posh, but we like to think that if given the chance we'd take as many fashion risks as they do. And if we ever are in the public eye, we might actually rejoice in making it on his worst-dressed list every once in awhile - at least we'd know we had lived (fashionably speaking). *bonus points if you know who said the title...