Viva Forever! Today's Flashback Friday Celebrates 20 Years Of The Spice Girls

03 January 2014 by

GALLERY >> The Spice Girls' Style Evolution

The MTV Movie Awards, 1997

We're not sure it's possible for five girls to wear more PVC. Those outfits may be tight but the Spice Girls are professionals and even VB managed to crack a smile on the red carpet. Perhaps she'd just clocked Mel B's hair horns.

The 8th Annual Billboard Awards, 1997

Victoria was clearly stuck in a little gold dress rut while Geri appears to be in an Elvis Presley Halloween costume. We're sure Mel C must have been sick of wearing trainers by this point.

The Brit Awards, 1997

Looking proper glam as they celebrate two Brit Award wins. Victoria lets the side down by forgetting the bottom half of her dress.

Album launch party for 'Forever', 2000

Geri's departure obviously caused a major wardrobe malfunction as the Spices work out how to dress as a four-piece rather than a five. Victoria is just in a bra, there appears to be a hole in the front of Emma's frock and the two Mels look like a couple of rock groupies.

Photocall in Greenwich, 2007

Uh oh! Someone forgot to tell Geri about the all-black dress code. They probably weren't expecting her to go for a full on peasant dress. Fortunately the majority of bystanders were probably too transfixed by VB's bosoms to notice.

Virgin plane naming photocall, 2007

Calm and coordinated. The band's style mojo is restored, but what happened to Emma's left shoe?

World tour, 2008

Phew! The girls just touched down in their space ship in time to kick off their reunion tour.

Roberto Cavalli catwalk show, 2008

Cavalli created the costumes for the Spice Girls world tour so inevitably Sporty, Scary, Ginger, Baby and Posh repaid the favour by attending his catwalk show. Again Geri was having none of that matchy matchy business.

Viva Forever! press call, 2012

It's 2012 and Victoria Beckham is a full on fashion designer, which you can of course recognise in her no nonsense look. Mel C has rejected the sportswear (finally) in favour of a wedding dress and she's flanked by Geri and Emma as the giggling bridesmaids.

Viva Forever! The Musical red carpet launch, 2012

VB looked tres chic in a white shirt from her Spring Summer 2013 collection and a pair of black Isabel Marant trousers. She cut a very different figure from the rest of the group who all opted for party frocks.

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They came, they wore platforms and catsuits and they captured the imagination of a generation of women. We are, of course, talking about the Spice Girls. Can you believe the British girl group first formed TWENTY years ago? Yep, Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham first formed back in 1994 so how better to celebrate their 20th anniversary than with a trip down memory lane into the Spice Girls archive? From the fresh faced girls with attitude who pinched Prince Charles' bum and conquered the world of pop with their infectious giggles and catchy tunes to glamorous grown-up women who had a musical penned in their honour, it's time to celebrate two decades of Girl Power...


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