Richard Blackwell was an American fashion critic, journalist, television and radio personality, artist, former child actor, and fashion designer. Sometimes known simply as Mr. Blackwell, he was best known the world over for his infamous "Ten Worst Dressed Women List", an annual awards presentation he unveiled in January of each year. He is a native New Yorker who began his career in clothing production in 1958. His dresses are highly desirable vintage pieces known for their iconic shapes, exaggerated styling, and bold fabrics. The demand for Mr. Blackwell's quintessentially glamorous styles continues to rise.