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Fashion Faux Pas?

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Let’s be honest. The New Year really couldn’t start until Mr. Blackwell crawled out of his hole and brought us his sartorial critique of Hollywood in the form of his 45th Annual Worst Dressed Women List. Or, as we here at LAist like to call it, the 45th Annual “Who the Hell is this Mr. Blackwell Guy Anyway?” List. This year, the great and noble Mr. Blackwell (as far as we know, he has no proper first name) has decreed that the worst dressed woman from 2004 was none other than the lovely and talented Nicollette Sheridan. LAist treats this announcement with great disdain. Miss Sheridan rarely wears clothing in the first place, so how can she even qualify for such a dubious honor? The same can be said for one Paris Hilton, who frequently flaunts her "ladyflower" at pubic, er, public functions and therefore, by our standards, should not be eligible for this list.

But we digress. The Top 10, in order of distinction:
1. Nicollette Sheridan
2. Lindsay Lohan
3. (tie) Ashlee and Jessica Simpson
4. Courtney Love
5. Paris Hilton
6. Serena Williams
7. Britney Spears
8. Paula Abdul
9. Meryl Streep
10. Anna Nicole Smith

We know, we know. We had Bjork ranked high up there just based on that ridiculous bird outfit she wore to the Golden Globes a couple years ago. As far as LAist is concerned, she should be punished every year for that heinous display of taste. Or at least a lack of taste in stylists.

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But according to our clothing muse, 2004 wasn’t all gloom and doom, trucker hats and Von Dutch tank tops. The good Mr. Blackwell heaps praise on the following ten ladies, the “Divas of Design”:

1. Nicole Kidman
2. Natalie Portman
3. Barbra Walters
4. Kate Winslet
5. Annette Bening
6. Oprah Winfrey
7. Scarlett Johanson
8. Gwen Stefani
9. Teri Hatcher
10. Jennifer Garner

So there you have it. We can all officially start 2005 with a renewed sense of vigor and fulfillment now that the virtuoso of velvet has spoken. Thank you Mr. Blackwell. And for God’s sake, turtlenecks are so five minutes ago!

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