Victoria Beckham on Her Design Philosophy: 'Would I Wear This?'

09/07/2010 at 11:40 AM ET

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As New York Fashion Week approaches, it’s British style maven Victoria Beckham that seems to be at the forefront of many fashionistas’ minds. From her recent British Fashion Council nomination for designer brand of the year to landing the front page of The New York Times‘ coveted Sunday Styles section, Posh seems to have earned herself the unlikely respect of the fashion crowd—no easy feat in the overcrowded celebrity-designer space. Her secret? “I don’t do anything by halves,” she tells the Times. “If you’re going to do something, do it properly, I think. Otherwise there is no point in doing something at all.” That philosophy extends to her hands-on approach to the design of her wildly popular dresses—favored by A-listers like Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez. “I might get a piece of fabric and tie it around me, then ask an assistant to pin it for me,” she says. “I’m not claiming to be a master draper. The bottom line is: Would I wear this?” And that attention to detail, fit and construction is what has earned her respect among retailers and fashion editors alike, even if Posh herself admits that she has “a long, long way to go” as a designer. Still, there is one star client Beckham would love to add to her growing list: First lady Michelle Obama. “I really would love to dress her.” –Gillian Koenig

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Nadine on

That little dress is adorable…wish I had her figure!

nacho on

Someone feed her!

Denise on

I think she is incredible, but do agree that she needs to put on a few pounds. What a life to life, a super handsome, caring hubby, 3 adorable young lads and a world waiting to see what she and David do next.
God had truly blessed this family with much.

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Why do people write idiotic things, like “God truly blessed this family with…”

So anyone who does not have this life is NOT blessed? What did someone do to deserve a child who is mentally challenged or an husband that is an alcoholic?

God does not arbitrarily choose who to bless and who not to…in fact, God has absolutely nothing to do with it.

GB on

I agree with MTWIRGA…all of these famous individuals are presenting an “image”…an “image” is not real. People really have no idea what these stars are really like, in fact, most of these famous people are soo caught up in their projected “image” that they don’t know who they really are either. Beauty is only skin-deep…it does fade for everyone (even the rich and famous)…who a person really is and works to become is what is real and lasts…and you don’t need to be perfect in any way or have a perfect life to grow into that!

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jada on

I agree with GB, well put …. I could not of said what you had any better.

sam on

Her secret to success is her husband!!!!

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