The Spice Girls Style Evolution: From Young Wannabees To Viva Forever! The Musical
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They came, they wore platforms and catsuits and they captured the imagination of a generation of women. Last night five grown up and glamorous Spice Girls took to the red carpet for the opening performance of Viva Forever! which was penned in their honour and celebrates two decades of Girl Power. Appearing almost unrecognisable 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, Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham inspired us to take a trip down memory lane into the Spice Girls archive. Want to know what we found?
The MTV Movie Awards, 1997 (above): 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.