by roberta on October 20, 2008 | Comments Off
Mr. Blackwell, the creator of the Worst Dressed List, has passed away yesterday after complications from an intestinal infection. He was 86-years-old.
His Worst Dressed List gained him a huge amount of fame, as he ripped into the celebrity styles of the moment. It wasn’t widely publicized, but the fashion designer also had a Best Dressed List, as well.
Mr. Blackwell’s birth name was Richard Sylvan Selzer, but was given the name Mr. Blackwell by Howard Hughes. In addition to being a designer, Mr. Blackwell also appeared in a series of movies between 1938 and 1998.
On August 7th, it was announced that Mr. Blackwell was in serious condition and was unconcious, according to partner, Robert Spencer. He passed away yesterday.
May he rest in peace.