Victoria Beckham came into the world of showbiz almost 30 years ago. Although for almost three decades fashion has undergone a significant transformation , she still hasn’t lost her style and flair, in fact she has gained it. During this time, she even founded her signature fashion brand with the same name. Although there was no shortage of criticism at the time, she put everything on the line. Today she is a creative director and one of the best-known fashion designers.
Victoria Beckham began her adventure as Posh Spice, a member of the most popular girl band in the history of mankind. With four other girls, they recorded 3 studio albums as the Spice Girls , which triumphed on charts around the world. Each was distinguished by its unique look and style. As far as it was possible to talk about it at all. Many of their costumes were kitschy, but there was no shortage of eager girls who wanted to emulate their idols. After the movie “Spice World” featuring spicettes, the world went crazy about them.
What made Posh Spice stand out?
Among the members of the team, Victoria stood out significantly. Petite, measuring just 163 cm tall, she attracted attention. Her stage name Posh (English for exquisite, chic, the editors remind us) alone spoke volumes about the importance she places on how she looks. However, the 1990s. were governed by their own rules and at that time many young women wore super-short dresses. Although Victoria, too, often opted for them while exposing shapely legs, the body exposure usually ended there. It was very rare to see her wearing deep necklines or clothes in flashy colors. She has always worn minis mostly in black. Plus her hair cut into a classic bob and makeup that emphasized her dark eyes. She already had the makings of a true catwalk queen.
The bride and groom: Victoria and David Beckham
The beginning of the next decade Victoria began in grand style. Literally. On July 4, 1999, she married David Beckham and changed her name from her maiden name of Adams. They formed one of the most famous power couples at the time. They often chose similar styles, which were modeled by couples around the world. At the wedding they also surprised everyone with their appearance. Victoria wore a unique champagne-colored princess gown from Vera Wang that day, which cost $100,000. To date, it is one of the most expensive wedding dresses in the world. The dress was sewn from satin and rested on a special wheel. The couple then donned purple outfits designed especially for them by Antonio Berardi. Photos of the event circulated around the world at the time, and every bride-to-be wanted to look like her.
How did she look at the wedding?
Even her hairstyle made her stand out from the crowd. It was hard to look for classic updos or curls. Shortly before the wedding , she decided to go wild and cut her hair “boyishly.” Black teeny, short hair was her trademark for many seasons. During this time, she also did not begrudge herself visits to the tanning bed, causing her skin to take on an orange tint.
Queen of kitsch and fan of tanning beds
Ms. Beckham’s look at the time also found a slew of fans. Her closet featured fitted corsets and well-tailored jeans emphasizing her shapely figure. She also remained faithful to black. She also often chose short shorts and sky-high stilettos. Although today we think that no one in their right mind would wear this set anymore, at the time it became the latest fashion cry.
Just a year after their marriage, the Spice Girls released their last joint album, and then the girls focused on their solo careers. Then Victoria grew her hair long and opted for much bolder outfits. She often appeared in latex and studs, not just on stage. For the evening, on the other hand, she chose bandage dresses from Herve Leger or mini dresses in animal print. For a while she even had a love affair with platinum blonde hair and much stronger makeup, but she abandoned this rather quickly in favor of a more natural look.
Victoria Beckham’s own signature brand
Victoria Beckham’s solo album was not a success. Therefore, she began looking for her own path. And so in 2008 her own signature fashion brand was created. The beginning of this road was not at all easy. The fashion market was skeptical of the idea and there was no shortage of criticism of her. No one could have imagined that the former pop star would live up to the title of serious designer. She didn’t give up, however, and today she is one of the world’s best-known and best-loved designers. Her designs are eagerly worn by showbiz colleagues such as Eva Longoria and Meghan Markle. Also, working with her is a pleasure. Today she employs nearly 200 people in her company, most of whom are women.
She has also opened boutiques all over the world, with the largest located on London’s famous Dover Street. Victoria Beckham also actively participates in Fashion Week shows around the world, where she has the chance to show others her latest collections. Each new line signed with her name brings success. The clothes are not only well-tailored, but also made of high-quality fabrics. To celebrate her brand’s tenth anniversary, she held a grand show at London’s Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in the Mayfair district. A lavish reception co-hosted with the British edition of Vogue followed shortly after.
Victoria Beckham’s minimalist style
Victoria has come a long way for both herself and her brand to achieve great success. Today, she can undoubtedly be called a style icon. She herself insists that everything she has achieved in life is due to the hard work and determination her father taught her. Her collection features feminine dresses, knitwear, well-tailored suits, silk shirts and timeless coats. An accessory has also been on offer for some time: large stylish glasses. In her designs, Victoria is still faithful to classic black, but you can also find other colors: from soft shades of beige, through military prints, to fuchsia, burgundy and purple. This time, she’s not the one following the trends, she’s the one setting them. Everyone wants to have at least one fashion accessory from her current line in their closet.
She herself is a living advertisement for her brand dressing mostly only clothes of her own design. For grand galas, he mainly chooses suits based on wide, flared pants. She is also very fond of satin, opting for delicate tops underneath or choosing dresses that resemble night slips. She also wore one of them to wedding of her eldest son Brooklyn Beckham and heiress to a multimillion-dollar fortune, Nicola Peltz. Before the ceremony itself, there were rumors about what kind of creation the future mother-in-law would decide on. It did not disappoint this time either. The long, silver dress with thin straps was decorated only with fine floral embroidery. All the gossip portals wrote about her, and thousands of women dreamed of looking like her. Women have long since stopped searching the search engine for her age, weight or height. As of now, they are looking for her styling. She became an inspiration to them.
Singer, model, designer, icon
Although the beginnings of Victoria’s fashion adventure were not promising, today she can boast of many successes. There is no room for any mistakes in her styling. You can see that what she does gives her great pleasure. Since she and her family decided to live in the US, she can be seen strolling around New York more and more often. Each of her exits does not go unnoticed, because everyone wants to know how she will look today. Therefore, the editors of GentleWoman POLAND decided to prepare three styles inspired by Victoria Beckham’s unique look.