Posh: "Being in the Spice Girls, Fashion-Wise Probably Didn't Open Any Doors"

12/02/2008 at 05:14 PM ET

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Victoria Beckham is bringing her designs home to the UK. On the eve of her 10 dress collection hitting Selfridges in both London and Manchester, the designer herself sits down with the London Times and gives them a look at her “fourth child”. Victoria tells the London Times that fashion was always her first love — even before singing. “I was never that good a singer but I think I am good at fashion. Even when I was at school, I was always customizing my uniform.” And her fame as Posh didn’t help her fashion career. “Being in the Spice Girls, fashion-wise probably didn’t open any doors. If anything it shut doors and I’ve had to bang them down.” Now the pop star has left the stage for the drawing board and takes a hands-on approach to all her dVb lines. “Do I draw? No. Then again, nor do lots of designers,” admits Victoria. “But I know how a dress should sit. I’ve worn so many in the past and when I see the photographs I think, crikey, my boobs are up round my neck again because the corsets are too short and not cut high enough.” Victoria used all her fashion mishaps to help make her line better. “I knew I would spend a lot on the best-quality zips because, I’ve had my share of crappy zips,” she says. “I wanted a zip that undoes from both ends because then you can either put the dress on over your head or, if you don’t want to mess up your hair, you can step into it – and also, you know, going to the loo wouldn’t be this whole big palaver.” With her exacting attention to detail, luxurious fabrics and classic silhouettes, she isn’t worried about the recession hurting business despites the dresses’ four-figure price tags. “In these recessionary times, and at these prices, women are looking for something that will be an investment, aren’t they?” Click here to see all of the styles from Beckham’s new line.

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justcuz on

Um, “Posh” – without the Spice Girls no one would even know who you are so shut it, please.

Meena on

It is a pity that Victoria is not as conscious about her make-up as she is about dresses. What is up with the white face and brown body?

Leslie on

designers don’t draw? I am tired of these wannabes (Shiree are you listening) using that line! And her line about the recession…just how out of touch the rich are. Next she’ll be saying “Let them eat cat.”

Marcella on

I appreciate the fact that Victoria takes such a hands on approach to her line. She is not like a lot of wannabe designers out there who will slap their name to anything and not care about it and she is correct, many people who call themselves designers do not actually draw. But so what, she picks fabric, colors, zipers, etc. You can tell that she knows her stuff because she is always talking about the cut of her dress, the fit, ect which is a lot more than most people do. Some of the major designers out there cannot even recognize their own designs if they see someone wearing it on the street. I like the fact that she has always been honest about her talents and abilities. Granted I probably won’t be able to afford anything in her line, but that’s understandable because she selects the most expensive fabric and dyes.

Ren on

She is usually very stylish but I’m sorry I just can’t see why she cut her hair like that. Its not flattering to her face. Looks like she got butchered, but what do I know.

Lilly on

I hate this hair cut so much! Looks like one of her kids cut her bangs.

Gillian on

Would some designer (karl lagerfeld, isaac mizrahi… etc) please stand up and inform this girl that designers DO draw, and it is a huge part of the process? oh yeah, and there is this thing called “sewing” that might also be important.

Regina on

Why is this beast famous? She has a mound of zits on her face and 2 lbs. of makeup on. Gross….

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