Tuesday, October 21, 2008

R.I.P. Mr. Blackwell

He was the failed Hollywood actor who turned on everyone else who succeeded with their film career. Mr Blackwell, the man who invented the Worst Dressed Hollywood actor/actress award, has died in Los Angeles, aged 86. Respect to what he did; these people, supposedly our icons and role models, must pay the price of fame and dress respectably, stylish and appropriate and so on. Most of them haven't got a clue. As a wise man once said: You can buy fashion but not style. 

However, in these fame obsessed days it's important to remember why you go after a celebrity. Everyone has right to privacy and pride. In the words of Mr. Blackwell himself: "The list is and was a satirical look at the fashion flops of the year. I merely said out loud what others were whispering . . . it’s not my intention to hurt the feelings of these people. It’s to put down the clothing they’re wearing". Amen.

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