Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Williams courts disaster with Mr. Blackwell
NEW YORK -- Tennis star Serena Williams won't be pleased with this ranking.
Mr. Blackwell has determined that Serena is not in the same league as the "fabulous fashion independents" of our time.
Williams was listed at No. 6 on Mr. Blackwell's annual top 10 list of worst-dressed women.
"Courting disaster with every style-free serve, black leather
at the Open takes a lot of nerve!" he wrote about Williams in a
statement released Tuesday. "From the Queen of Tennis to Fatal
Fashion Menace -- non-stop!"
Nicollette Sheridan of TV's "Desperate Housewives" is the
worst of the worst when it comes to wardrobe, according to Mr.
"In barely-there bombs, she's a taste-free pain. Let's crown her the Tacky Temptress of Wisteria Lane," Blackwell wrote.
Sheridan and Philadelphia Eagles receiver Terrell Owens took
part in a Monday Night Football intro before the Eagles-Cowboys
game two months ago. She tossed away her shower towel and appeared
to be nude in the locker room.
Other fashion losers include Lindsay Lohan, Courtney Love, Serena Williams,
Britney Spears, Paula Abdul, Meryl Streep and Anna Nicole Smith.
Sisters Jessica and Ashlee Simpson tied for third place. "These two prove that bad taste is positively genetic!" Blackwell said.
Last year's worst-dressed star, hotel heiress Paris Hilton, dropped to No. 5. Blackwell called the starlet "over-hyped and under-dressed."
However, Blackwell gave kudos to "fabulous fashion
independents" Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Barbara Walters,
Kate Winslet, Annette Bening, Oprah Winfrey, Scarlett Johansson,
Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Garner and Sheridan's on-screen nemesis Teri Hatcher.
This is the 45th year that Blackwell, a former fashion designer, has offered his best- and worst-dressed women lists.