Victoria Beckham's Fashion Evolution
Pop stars’ stage wear is known for many things, like being colourful, glitzy or avant-garde but not necessarily known for it’s for its flattering properties. But that is the exact characteristic that former pop star, Victoria Beckham’s fashion range is known for – their figure flattering, well-fitting, 360 degree good view. Her collections feature many a pencil skirt, nipped-in waist and sumptuous yet tasteful colours with an exposed zip from top to bottom at the back.
Victoria Caroline Adams was born in 1974 and grew up in well-heeled Hertfordshire, studied ballet and eventually answered an ad to become to join a girl band that became the decade-conquering group, the Spice Girls, who went stellar in 1996 with the song Wannabee. She married David Beckham in 1999 and, when the girl group split, got more and more involved with the fashion industry, turning her back on pop.
In 2003 she created a range of premium jeans called VB Rocks with Rock & Republic, then a collection of sunglasses in 2006 – inspired by her own trademark jumbo shades. She started showing her mainline in September 2008. In a small, gilded venue in New York, her models paraded through the salon, while Beckham sat on a chair and narrated the show, explaining the inspiration for each of her dresses.
Since then the line has become increasingly successful, both financially and in terms of red-carpet exposure, with everyone from SJP to Cheryl Cole picking out her figure-hugging frocks. Victoria has since been able to add a sister line, Victoria, Victoria Beckham to her portfolio of eyewear, frangrance and ready-to-wear. Surely lingerie, kidswear and menswear, now that her husband is winding down his football career, are only a short while from being added to her fashion empire.