Original Fashion Police Mr. Blackwell Dies At 86

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Before the fashion police were everywhere, there was only one: Mr. Blackwell. He began his annual worst-dressed list back in 1960 — targeting the fashion faux pas of the famous. Richard Blackwell castigated Britney Spears for her "bra-topped collection of Madonna rejects." And for Bjork: "She dances in the dark — and dresses there, too." Still, he said he admired the celebrities on his list. Blackwell died Sunday in Los Angeles at age 86.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Before the fashion police were everywhere, there was only one, Mr. Blackwell. He began his annual worst-dressed list in 1960 targeting the fashion faux pas of the famous. Mr. Blackwell castigated Britney Spears for her bra-topped collection of Madonna rejects. And Bjork, she dances in the dark and dresses there too. Still, he said he admired the celebrities on his list. Richard Blackwell was 86 when he died yesterday here in LA. It's Morning Edition.

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