Victoria Beckham knew she would be dismissed as a wannabe by fashion industry
PARIS – Former Spice girls pop-star Victoria Beckham knew that she’d have to win over hard-to-impress fashion critics when she first launched her clothing line 10 years ago but she said the industry was much harder to crack than she ever imagined.
Speaking at a conference organised by Vogue magazine in Paris on Friday, Beckham, whose collections have since then gained critical acclaim and won fashion awards for their fluid, sharp tailoring, said she was now planning on expanding her empire with make-up and skincare ranges.
“I was very aware of the preconceptions, being married to David Beckham, being a Spice Girl, all of a sudden here’s a collection, I knew that eyes would roll,” she said, adding she’d focused on “making it all about the clothes and not listening to any of that.”
She said that the notoriously cutthroat industry had surprised her. Beckham cited late Chanel creative chief Karl Lagerfeld and Italy’s Valentino Garavani as two designers who had helped her along the way.
Beckham said that as well as a recently launched make-up line, her brand would be releasing skincare products and fragrances, possibly next year.
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