Fashion Matters


Victoria Beckham, meet Mr. Blackwell

Linda Miller Modified: May 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm •  Published: January 10, 2008
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham’s perch at the top of Mr. Blackwell’s worst-dressed list got me to wondering if her style has changed in recent years.

I’m guessing she spends more money on clothes than when she was best known as Posh Spice of the Spice Girls. Then again, we all know that big bucks can’t always buy great style.

I glanced at some pictures of her in our archive, and I really didn’t see much of a change. She still likes tight dresses, preferably strapless or with a deep V neck. Most of the dresses are short. Really short.

And it seems like she’s always striking a serious pose. She never looks relaxed, rarely smiles.

Her hairstyle and color seem to change more than anything else.

Last September, she attended the Oscar de la Renta fashion show in New York City. I wonder what Mr. de la Renta, who delivers some of the most beautiful, stylish clothes on the planet, thinks about Mr. Blackwell’s selection.

While Blackwell says his annual list is done in fun to encourage fashion consciousness, his words sound otherwise.

 “Forget the fashion spice, wearing a skirt would suffice! In one skinny-mini monstrosity after another, pouty Posh can really wreck-em,” he said in a statement.

Ouch. That hurts more than a cheap pair of pointed-toe, spike-heel pumps.

This isn’t Victoria’s first slam from Blackwell. He listed the Spice Girls as No. 1 in his 1998 worst-dressed list, deriding the group as “the only spices on the planet that have no taste.”

Along with Victoria Beckham, this year’s Top 10 worst-dressed included Amy Winehouse, Mary-Kate Olsen,  Fergie, Kelly Clarkson, Eva Green, Avril Lavigne, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan and Alison Arngrim.

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