From Music Star to Fashion Royalty: Get to Know Victoria Beckham
Known to many as a former Spice Girls singer, and the wife of one of the world’s most famous footballers, Victoria Beckham has finally made her own mark as a style icon. This year, she was awarded an Order of the British Empire for her contributions to women’s fashion, proving that she has truly gone beyond the idea of a celebrity clothing line.
Get to know Victoria Beckham’s thoughts on her life and career, and the Hollywood stars who have worn her designs in our latest luxury review.
Beckham first launched her womenswear line back in 2008, in a low-profile presentation of her figure-hugging dresses and slim separates. Impressing once-skeptical critics with her reimagined view on femininity, she has innovated her tight silhouettes with stretchy and knit fabrics, winning them over season after season. Today, Beckham is a respected designer known for her commitment to quality, involved in every aspect of her fashion brand.
On transitioning from music to fashion:
“Being in the Spice Girls was so much fun, but I was never the best singer or dancer. I learned an enormous amount during that time, though: the staging, the lighting, the costumes – the package excited me. But I love fashion – this is what I’m genuinely interested in.”
On earning respect in the highly competitive fashion industry:
“I knew people had preconceptions. I was in a pop group and was married to a footballer – and no one was more aware of that than me. But nobody was mean. I was probably quite naive at first. Now, I think, ‘God, that took some balls!’, but at the time I really didn’t see it that way.”
On being a boss:
“I am a perfectionist, and I like to be in control, but there are unavoidable situations where I am not in control, and I just have to learn to deal with that. I am getting better at that as I get older, as well as delegating.”
On balancing her work life with her family life with David:
“During fashion week, when I’m working, the children will be in New York and he’s already planned to take them to the museum then out for dinner on the Saturday night, so he is very good at that sort of thing – as am I. That’s how you can show your support in a marriage, by saying, ‘You know what, I’ve got this.’ That’s what makes a good partnership.”
On her fashion brand’s expansion:
As my brand gets bigger, it’s difficult to really focus on the tiny things and perfect everything. You do have to delegate, because it’s about the bigger picture. Plus, I tend to embrace imperfection more than I used to, because I think my taste has evolved. Things that weren’t perfect that used to bother me, I find beauty in them now.
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November 24, 2017 // 0 Comment
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