Britney Spears and Paris Hilton have been named the worst dressed
celebrities of 2006, according to an annual list from US fashion critic
The poison-penned arbiter of style described
newly single Spears and celebrity socialite Hilton as "two peas in an
over-exposed pod! Style-free and fashion deprived."
Spears and Hilton have been regularly photographed together enjoying
nights out on the town in the wake of Spears' divorce from husband Kevin
Some of Blackwell's nastiest words were reserved for Camilla ,
the wife of Prince Charles, who finished No. 2 on the list.
"The Duchess of Dowdy strikes again," wrote Blackwell. "In feathered
hats that were once the rage, she resembles a petrified parakeet from the
Jurassic age. A royal wreck."
Party-loving teen idol Lindsay Lohan was next, with
Blackwell saying her dress sense had gone from "adorable to deplorable."
Aguilera was also in Blackwell's fashion hall of
shame. He called her a "dazzling singer" but added that she "puts good taste through the wardrobe
wringer . All crass and no class."
He referred to Mariah Carey
as "Mariah the fashion pariah ... the queen of catastrophic kitsch," and
"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul as "a fallen fashion idol."
Blackwell did have some kind words, however, praising British actress
Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce and Katie Holmes for their sense of
Fashion critic Blackwell has issued his "ten worst-dressed women of the
year" awards annually since 1960.