Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mr Blackwell king of Cattiness

Hey Shoejunkies,

Just wanted to take a minute to remember Mr. Blackwell who died Sunday @86. Fashion Critic does not start to describe his talent. I'd call him an artist. Out of 86 years of pop culture absorbtion came some of the best most catty insults ever.

Some favorite zingers:

Rene Zellweger: "A painted pumpkin on a pogo stick."

Ann-Margret: "Marlon Brando in a g-string."

Martha Stewart: "She dresses like the centerfold for the Farmer's Almanac."

Elizabeth Taylor: "Looks like two small boys fighting under a mink blanket."

Mariah Carey: "Shrink-wrapped cheesecake."

Mary Kate Olsen: "She resembles a tattered toothpick trapped in a hurricane."

How can you not love him. One day I hope to be worthy to touch the well taylored hem of his garment and talk about it.

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