Hollywood's foremost fashion critic, Mr Blackwell, is now 'unconscious but stable' at an LA hospital after collapsing at his home, according to Contactmusic.com. Details of the 85-year-old's illness have not been released.
Mr Blackwell - first name Richard - is best known for the best- and worst-dressed lists he releases each January. The New York native has also written an autobiography, From Rags to B*****s.
The critic has repeatedly lashed out at Paris Hilton, but Victoria Beckham topped his worst list for 2008, with Amy Winehouse and Mary-Kate Olsen close behind.
- Jill Hilbrenner