Victoria Beckham Tearfully Thanks David at the British Fashion Awards

11/29/2011 at 11:00 AM ET

Victoria Beckham British Fashion Awards
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She recently said her foray into fashion was her way of “following her dreams,” and Victoria Beckham‘s dreams seemed to come true Monday night as she earned the designer brand award at the British Fashion Awards in London. Receiving her statuette from pal Marc Jacobs, the fashionista teared up while thanking the British Fashion Council.

“I was really trying to keep it together in the speech without bursting out crying,” she said apologetically, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail. After acknowledging business partner Simon Fuller and her talented team, she got personal, thanking “my parents, my kids and my husband. Without David I wouldn’t have had the courage to do what I am doing,” she shared.

Though her husband wasn’t at the awards — he’s currently traveling with the L.A. Galaxy soccer team — he later took to his Facebook page, writing, “The boys and I are incredibly proud of Victoria after winning a prestigious British Fashion Award tonight. She has worked so hard and deserves all the recognition. It’s amazing what she has achieved tonight, very special.”

Additional winners included Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton (the Duchess of Cambridge‘s wedding gown designer), who nabbed the top award, designer of the year. Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and Kim Jones also took home various statuettes, and for the second year in a row, Alexa Chung won the British style award, which is voted on by the public. Olivia Palermo, Kate Moss, Kate Hudson, Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli (a proponent of eco-friendly fashion) also attended.


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boohoobytch on

oh spare me

kamla on

I love her designs!

Taj on

OMG! Victoria showing emotion! Whoa!

Molly on

Good for her! :)

Tara on

She is so incredibly shallow.

emme on

Some women would give anything to have a supportive husband…including myself. I’m happy for her.

Natalie on

Great assessment Tara, especially since you know Victoria Beckham personally.

Unlike other “celebrity designers,” I think that she truly knows fashion and has a great sense of style. The award was well deserved.

Nina on

Shouldn’t the headlines say Victoria Beckham OVERCOME by tears?

Susan on

Congratss, Victoria, now, HOW ABOUT A SMILE!!!

Sophiehoo on

She never smiles and believe me she’s in it for the money, she seems to be all about the money.

alrightythen on

@boohoobytch “spare me”

LOL. So much expressed, with so few words. And so true.

Ms me on

“oh spare me.”
You could have spared yourself, and not read the article–ah, but how then to be mean about someone you don’t even know. It’s been reported many, many times she is very self-conscious about her smile. Get over it. They seem like nice people and caring parents.

L on

back off haters! I love her designs, so clean and wearable. She really deserves the award.

Heidi on

Congrats to her, but she always seems snobish or PMS’ed because she NEVER smiles.

Leeks on

I love the Beckham’s! Congrats to her and to him for recognising his wife’s talent!

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mjc on

I love Victoria and David – I think they’re a wonderful couple with an adorable family.

Kari on

Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem genuine. Maybe she really does have emotion, but it is very hard to relate to her or think of her as a caring genuine person. Maybe if she ever smiled or seemed to be having a good time, especially in the pics with her kids!

Danielle on

Victoria in tears….? that’s post partum depression……so get some help…The way she was carrying the baby ….shows that she is not bonding with her….it was away from her body…ahd that’s a bad sign….!


Victoria never smiles at all. If she would smile she would look very nice. I dont understand why she dont smile is she unhappy?

Skt on

Victoria never smiles because when she was younger, she felt very insecure about her teeth/smile.
If you do a google search, it will pop up. Jeez, people do some research if you’re wondering about something!

Getalife on

Why is this world filled with so many people who are SO judgemental. How many of you really know this women to critize her like that. Just because she isn’t all giddy and smiling you have to be negative. Get a life!

Janet on

Does this woman EVER smile?

Pattie on

Oops. Did David forget their daughter? She’s little, but still part of the family…

givemeabreak on

She is so unbelievably phony, that it actually amazes me how many people can’t see through her and see her for what she truly is: a selfish, greed,superficial- $$$-fame-at-any-cost-infused parasite who uses her own family/children for pap. attention and to stay “relevant”, without the marriage to Beckham, no one would even remember who she was let alone be giving her an award for her so-called “designs”. She’s one of the group of celebs out there today, who is wealthy and famous based on NO talent, her only “talent” was marrying Beckham- who has the “name”.

Lulu on

As long as she smiles to her family and people who work for her (and NOT to people she doesn’t know), that’s fine by me. Yeah… David is so used to the boys, he forgot the existence of H7. Victoria takes pride in her products, she makes them look good and is serious about it.

Katie on

She’s one of the few celebrity designers that is actually talented. And I lover her and David together, they’re so sweet. Congrats!

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who cares on

I don’t believe it.. where the photographic proof. this anorexic robot knows no emotion.

Mishmish on

Good for her! she’s got taste and talent… it’s not surprising she won :o)

Smileforpaps,why? on

I am a mother and an up and coming fashion designer and I truly appreciate what Victoria Beckham seems to be about. She seems to be passionate about her family and her career. I respect that. What I don’t respect is all the people on here saying she’s not good and only in it for the money because she doesn’t smile for the paps. She doesn’t have to smile for the blood sucking parasites (would you?) and I am sure she is not concerned with your opinion of her for not doing so. You are just showing your ignorance by posting such comments. Also, OF COURSE SHE IS IN IT FOR THE MONEY! Would you do it for free?

Vanessa on

It’s always nice to see someone achieving their dreams :) She is setting a good example by showing that hard work pays off.

merit on

Sorry to me she isn´t fashion designer because she dosen´t design anything and she dosen´t no sewing i think is is an insult to real designers the same a
the same applies to Rachel Zoe i´ve a pitty the person works for her.

teddy on

Can we say SHALLOW?
Cries over fashion.

That’s SKELETON Spice for ya!

boohoobytch on

..she should still be turning tricks on some corner in London with her original nose & boobs…they should give her the “prettiest feet award”

kate007 on

I am very happy for her and I believe she is sincere. The most beautiful and talented people still have insecurities and personal demons to battle.

Toni on

I’ve actually met her on several occasions and she is actually one of the funniest people I have ever met. She’s smart and talented and deserves the award. And by-the-way, she doesn’t smile on PURPOSE. She hates her smile and so it started off just trying to hide her bad teeth. Once it became such a “thing” in the media, she decided that she will never let any of the crazy photogs catch her smiling. In private, she smiles and laughs all the time! She’s a great person. I haven’t seen her in a few years but she and her husband are nice people.

Beck on

ALL about the money $$$ and HERSELF!! She is shallow.

Beck on

All about the $$$ money and HERSELF!! She certainly is shallow!

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Jan on

tara she looks it too.

Lynne on

To everyone with the rude and condescending comments. Have you met Victoria Beckham? Have you spoken to her? Do you even KNOW HER? If not then how can you say these mean things? The trouble with people seems to be that envy and spite rule. Why is it so hard to be happy for someones accomplishments. Put her shoes on people…. and then let’s hear what you have to say. Shame on the lot of you!

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chris on

have any of you people actually seen her in person, or even watched her in an interview? She’s extremely funny, and comes across as very down to earth. I love her. Her designs are classics, and just gorgeous. She doesn’t smile for pictures, but she sure shows her smile in interviews. I think the really negative people are just plain jealous.


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MLC on

Congrats! Her hubby and she are a great example of people who work hard and achieving their goals. We’ve all got them. Hope more of us can make it happen for ourselves. I love this family. They are so supportive of each other.

Deb on

Love her style and designs. It’s nice to hear about her husbands support. Well deserved!!!

Julia on

I love her style. I’ll never be able to wear her clothes (or anyone else’s for that matter since they only design for the petite size 6 and under crowd), but she does have a great eye for fashion.

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Kimmers on

It is so nice to see the human side of this woman she seems so plastic.

Lala on

so she isn’t a robot?? shocking just shocking!!

Arwen on

She is actually a very sweet person. I saw her reality show and changed my mind about her. She is charming, sweet and a devoted wife and mother.
That says a lot to me.

Carmellia on

Nina, I would have suggested “overcome with tears.”

RCG on

So wonderful! I love the Beckhams and I just ADORE her style! So Jackie O. meets the 21st Century. :)

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