November 10th, 2010
Victoria Beckham: Staking Her Fashion Claim
Victoria makes tangerine look may-jah in a dress from her Spring 2011 collection and Chanel heels. Image via Samir Hussein/Getty Images Europe
Victoria Beckham continued her untethered ascent up the fashion mountain yesterday as a surprise guest at the International Herald Tribune Heritage Luxury Conference. A veritable who’s who of stylissimos, the conference was chaired by Suzy Menkes, fashion editor for the International Herald Tribune, and included speakers and fashion superstars such as Christopher Bailey (Burberry), Alber Elbaz (Lanvin), and Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel, Fendi).
Mrs. B spoke about building her brand and said that her main goal when creating pieces is to make a woman “feel and look good from all angles”. Given the ever-growing roster of celebrity clients who’ve raved about VB’s dresses, we have a feeling she’s on the right track.
Case in point: Not only is Victoria designing her seasonal collections twice a year, but she has also recently begun designing custom pieces. Demi Moore wore a beautiful dusty rose coloured custom gown to an event in Austria last week, and supermodel extraordinaire I-Never-Age-Iman wore custom Victoria Beckham to the Women’s Wear Daily 100th anniversary party last week. Iman took a moment to sing VBs praises as a designer, too btw.
Considering it’s only been 2 years since Vicks started designing in a very crowded market, her rise to success continues to impress. Brand Beckham is a well-oiled machine, but we think it’s clear now that VB’s got skillz, y’all. Skillz to pay the billz. OK we’ll stop. And before you ask, we only had one swig from our afternoon-sized hip flask.
What do you think of Victoria’s custom dresses? Do they make her fashion chops all the more legit?