Victoria Beckham not so "Posh" in '07

Tue Jan 8, 2008 2:56pm EST
 
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By Bob Tourtellotte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - She crossed the Atlantic to hit the big time in fashion, but on Tuesday Spice Girl Victoria "Posh" Beckham suffered her first Hollywood flop when style maven Mr. Blackwell named her the worst-dressed celebrity of 2007.

"In one skinny-mini monstrosity after another, pouty 'Posh' can really wreck-em," Blackwell said in his annual list of fashion fiascos among music, movie and television stars.

With husband and soccer star David Beckham, she moved to Los Angeles last year amid huge media fanfare, and among the top items on Posh's "to do" list was launching herself as a style setter with a passion for fashion.

Beckham, who has been on a reunion tour with the Spice Girls, was not alone among pop stars who earned Blackwell's disdain.

In the No. 2 spot was singer Amy Winehouse with tough-girl tattoos, mini-skirts and hair piled high. "Exploding beehives above, tacky polka-dots below," said Blackwell.

Just behind was former child star Mary-Kate Olsen whose diminutive frame and floppy fashion "is hard to explain," said Blackwell. "She resembles a tattered toothpick trapped in a hurricane," he said.

Blackwell has issued his "Worst-Dressed" list for 48 years, and for just as long it has been widely watched and talked about among fashion followers. He began his career in the 1950s, had his own clothing line for 35 years and designed for older stars Jayne Mansfield, Peggy Lee and Jane Russell.

He said this past year stands out as one of the "most disastrous fashion years in recent memory."   Continued...

 
<p>Victoria Beckham pictured in Hollywood, November 15, 2007. Beckham suffered her first Hollywood flop when style maven Mr. Blackwell named her the worst-dressed celebrity of 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>