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PREACH IT! Bootie call: May these awfully fabulous celebrity fashion trends of 2009 live on in perpetuity!

December 18, 2009 |  8:17 am


Some obnoxious celebrity fashion trends are just too obnoxious.

The cutesy shootie-bootie trend comes to mind, not so much because the footwear looks lame -- it looks pretty righteous, actually -- but because I must write the word “shootie” or “bootie” when discussing their merits.

Preach-it-fashion-referI don’t care if the bootie is the fantastic flying Dutchman-looking thing that the Fugly girls recently discovered on Blake Lively while she was in her natural habitat. Those things really are some mesmerizing pieces of footwear; I just cannot standing writing the word “bootie” anymore.

But other bad Hollywood trends? I know some media people will take snide pleasure in listing them in their smugly inevitable worst-of-2009 lists, but not me.

In fact, I’m going to buck that trend all the way: Some celebrity fashion trends are so bad they’re wonderful.

And given the rotten, nasty times we’re living in, I hope those bad 2009 fashion trends never, ever go away. Here they are, assembled by the Ministry’s High Priestess in photo gallery form. 

This is, of course, a job for MOG's Department of Absolutely Accurate Online Statistics, so please register your faves in the poll after the jump -- and yes, this time we've included "other," so you can hit that and comment away.

-- Leslie Gornstein

Photo credits, from left: Nine West; Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times; Francois Guillot  AFP / Getty Images.

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