Time Machine: Jan. 19, 1976

Great Britain’s Princess Anne dresses like “a royal auto mechanic.” Rockmaster Elton John “would be the campiest spectacle in the Rose Parade if he entered.” Singer Bette Midler seems unaware that “pantaloons went out with hoop skirts.”

So says Hollywood Designer Richard Blackwell, 53, in his 16th annual “worst-dressed” list.

Blackwell, who named Jacqueline Onassis among the worst-dressed women of 1971, gave the top award this year to Daughter Caroline Kennedy, 18. She looks like “a shaggy dog in pants,” snipped Blackwell, adding, “Who says bad taste isn’t inherited?”

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