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Victoria Beckham: The Unexpected Fashion Star

Victoria Beckham smiling, parading for her brand during Paris Fashion Week 2023

Discover the incredible journey of Victoria Beckham: from Posh Spice to a recognized fashion designer. This year, she triumphed at the Paris Spring-Summer 2024 Fashion Week with the blessing of Anna Wintour herself, thanks to a refined style and unwavering determination that have established her in the exclusive world of reputed designers. Dive into the unique story of this showgirl turned fashion queen, an adventure that inspires.

From Spice Girl to respected figure in fashion

If Victoria Beckham is finally a respected figure in fashion, her journey has not been easy. By her own admission, she has always aroused hostility from her classmates.

Victoria began to take an interest in fashion from a very young age. Her beginnings date back to the age of 10, when the young Brit was already customizing her school uniforms, enhancing her outfit by layering clothes and accessories.

But everything really started with the Spice Girls and the lyrics of Wannabe that marked the 90s. The group, a symbol of a generation, propelled its 5 members to international fame. This triumph led Victoria to refine her style on stage and in public, intimately mingling with the fashion world, which would influence the future designer. Much later, she would even personalize clothes given by Versace at the Milan fashion show in 1999.

Victoria Beckham, in a more eccentric style, in Las Vegas during the tour The return of the Spice Girls in 2007
Victoria Beckham, in a more eccentric style, in Las Vegas during the tour The return of the Spice Girls in 2007

In 2008, she launched her own women’s ready-to-wear label named Victoria Beckham, quite simply. Her collection, enthusiastically received, is a celebration of the elegant and sophisticated woman. This ambitious project allowed her to transition after her girls band period, proving that she would not remain just a footballer’s wife.

Over the years, Victoria cultivates her passion for fashion. Her personal style goes from eccentric to minimalist but much more elegant. As for her inspiration for her creations, she draws a lot from her journey: practical but always glamorous clothes, just like the trends of haute couture. The importance of dance and, in another register, of the British countryside is also particularly notable.

She successfully creates dresses, bags, and accessories.

The Beckham family: a constant presence

The family remains the greatest source of inspiration for Victoria. Her children first influence her creativity, and vice versa. Dance, modeling, sport take a large place in their daily life, as confirmed by certain media. David Beckham, her husband, a true metrosexual, pays great attention to his look and has posed for H&M and Invictus ads among others. The whole family supports her during her fashion shows, testifying to a balance between professional and personal life.

At the Spring-Summer 2024 Fashion Week, almost the entire Beckham clan, including Brooklyn Beckham and his wife, was present to support Victoria for this unmissable event.

Brooklyn Beckham and his wife Nicola Peltz at a party on the sidelines of Paris Fashion Week S/S 2024
Brooklyn Beckham and his wife Nicola Peltz at a party on the sidelines of Paris Fashion Week S/S 2024

Finally, the unconditional support of her husband is inseparable from her success. David and Victoria Beckham are inseparable. He unwaveringly supports his wife, reinforcing their image as a stable and solid couple for 25 years.

Victoria Beckham at the Spring-Summer 2024 Fashion Week

On September 29, 2023, Victoria Beckham presented her new Spring-Summer 2024 collection at the Paris Fashion Week. This collection is inspired by her past as a dancer, and is an ode to grace and fluidity.

The event took place at the Maisons hotel, also known as the Soyecourt hotel or Pozzo di Borgo hotel, a mansion full of history and elegance, highlighted in the film Untouchable. It is also the former residence of the unforgettable Karl Lagerfeld, a symbolic detail for Victoria, a true lover of the capital.

Many personalities from the fashion world such as the inevitable Anna Wintour and Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue, were present.

Anna Wintour and David Beckham at Paris Fashion Week S/S 2024
Anna Wintour and David Beckham at Paris Fashion Week S/S 2024

Also present were American-Mexican actress Eva Longoria, Victoria’s best friend and fan, and American reality TV star Kim Kardashian, ignored by Lady Wintour.

The former Spice Girl turned designer is very close to the American-Mexican actress Eva Longoria, revealed by Desperate Housewives and muse of L'Oréal
The former Spice Girl turned designer is very close to the American-Mexican actress Eva Longoria, revealed by Desperate Housewives and muse of L’Oréal

Victoria Beckham Beauty: a brand in full expansion

Victoria Beckham has had great success with her makeup line, Victoria Beckham Beauty. After a successful collaboration with Estée Lauder in 2019, she decided to launch her own brand offering quality care.

The products created in collaboration with Estée Lauder were available at Sephora. Those of her own brand are available on her official website. Among them, one product stands out, the Victoria Beckham Eyeliner.

In addition, the designer places great importance on skin care. Approaching fifty, she maintains a rigorous beauty routine and takes the best care of her body and skin.

Victoria Beckham’s olfactory universe

But Victoria is not limited to ready-to-wear or beauty products. She also launched in October 2023 her collection of high-end unisex perfumery, on which she had been working for nearly 8 years. The olfactory creations offered by Victoria are both personal and universal.

Her "olfactory autobiographies," as she calls them, are inspired by significant moments from her past. These inspirations have given birth to three perfumes. Each fragrance tells a story, a chapter of her life, whether it’s the beginning of her romance with David in 1997 with Portofino ’97 (bergamot, amber, vetiver), the escapades in Paris of Posh & Becks with Suite 302 (black cherry, leather, tobacco leaf), or their move to San Ysidro Drive in 2007 with San Ysidro Drive (saffron, rose, black amber).

Victoria Beckham's three fragrances inspired by her memories: Portofino '97, Suite 302, and San Ysidro Drive.
Victoria Beckham’s three fragrances inspired by her memories: Portofino ’97, Suite 302, and San Ysidro Drive.

To bring her memories to life, Victoria worked with perfumer Jérôme Épinette. He was the one who was able to transform Victoria’s reminiscences into unique scents.

Commitments and brand vision

Behind Victoria Beckham’s success is a predominantly female team that shares her values, which are kindness and ecological awareness. She has made these imperatives of her brand and particularly appreciates them in her collaborators.

She also makes it a point to support young designers. Among others, she appreciates Simon Porte Jacquemus, whose shows she has supported both in Versailles and in Camargue.

Anecdote

In the famous documentary series Beckham on Netflix, a scene where David reveals that Victoria went to school in a Rolls-Royce caused a sensation on social media.

Full of self-mockery, Victoria Beckham recently released a t-shirt for her brand, bearing the inscription "My dad had a Rolls-Royce", a humorous nod to this buzz. Classic Victoria!

The now famous t-shirt My Dad Had a Rolls-Royce
The now famous t-shirt My Dad Had a Rolls-Royce

Victoria Beckham’s success continues to grow and she proved it again during the Spring-Summer 2024 Fashion Week. Surrounded by a loving family and a passionate team, Victoria brilliantly embodies the future of a brand with great potential. With her mind always brimming with innovative ideas, she positions herself not only as a major force in the fashion world, but also as a continuous source of inspiration in areas as diverse as cosmetics and perfume. Her audacity affirms her status as an essential figure in fashion.

Victoria Beckham’s website and social networks