Roland Mouret is very touchy about constant questions about VB!

04 January 2011

Poor old Roland Mouret is sick to the back teeth of people asking him about his more, err, FAMOUS friend, and now extremely important fashion designer in her own right, Victoria Beckham. Aah. Oh dear. The pair have been good friends for years, since not long after Mrs B started turning up everywhere in her figure squeezing Roland Mouret Galaxy dresses (one in every colour, naturellement).

Although it is not at all suggested that the pair have experienced any kind of rift, or falling out, Roland snapped at a journalist recently, when asked about his involvement in VB's label.

'Oh my God, that question. Politicians, movie stars, it's always the first things they want to know and I'm like, why? Why would I want to design a collection for Victoria Beckham? Yes she is a friend and yes she asks for advice and yes I told her the name of a pattern cutter, but she has lots of friends she asks for advice – Marc Jacobs. I like to help people that's all.'

When VB started her fashion line, people were quick to point out the similarities between the French-born draper extraordinaire and the former pop star's signature designs. However, Victoria is now considered to have silenced her critics, not least with three seasons’ worth of critically-acclaimed collections, brilliant sell-through in the shops AND a nomination for "Best Brand" at the recent British Fashion Awards in December.

For his part, Mouret has recently regained the right to call his own label Roland Mouret, after losing it to his former business partner and having to call himself RM by Roland Mouret – tres confusing. Nowadays he has a smart new headquarters in London, a re-vamped business and more than enough to occupy him, without worrying about creating Victoria’s line for her in secret!  

- Naomi Attwood


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