Victorious Beckham

Victorious Beckham

This autumn marks the opening of Victoria Beckham’s flagship store on London’s Dover Street. From Posh Spice to revered fashion designer, we ask ourselves, where did it all go right?

This autumn marks the opening of Victoria Beckham’s flagship store on London’s Dover Street. From Posh Spice to revered fashion designer, we ask ourselves, where did it all go right?

The public were hooked and so was David Beckham. As Chief WAG, Victoria struggled to find her calling post-Spice Girls. Her boobs got bigger, Cavalli hemlines shorter and Louboutins higher as she became a caricature of herself. After a dubious denim collaboration with Rocawear and the obligatory celeb fragrance, she proved the haters wrong in 2008 when she debuted her eponymous label at NYFW to the fashion's elite.
 

The streamlined silhouettes, muted colours and expensive fabrics caused a quiet riot. Today her brand is synonymous with what Vogue describes as ‘sophisticated simplicity’ and Anna Wintour sits on her FROW. A 7,000 sq ft emporium spanning three floors on London’s Dover Street will open its doors this Autumn and a NYC branch beckons.

Quite an achievement for an ex pop-star with no formal fashion training. But our VB, who turned 40 this year, leaves nothing to chance. ‘I’ve always been the girl next door who got lucky.’ Yeah, right.

 VB's Hair History


From left to right:

Spice up Your Hair The poker-straight  bob propelled Posh  to stardom

Out of Your Mind Collaborating with Dane Bowers led to this bandana disaster

Wag Drag  The Baden-Baden bouffant cemented her place as England’s favourite WAG

Pixie Crop Gamine elegance for a fledgling fashion designer in the making

The Bleached Pob  A severe brassy bob (aka pob) heralded the Beckham’s move  to La La land

Styled for Success Pared-down and sleek, her latest ’do leaves  no trace of her  pop pas

  • Words: Bethan King & Catriona Taylor

  • Photography: REX, instagram.com/victoriabeckham, twitter.com/victoriabeckham