>> When Victoria Beckham showed her first dress collection back in 2008, many noted the striking similarities to her friend Roland Mouret's work. Style.com proclaimed at the time: "If the collection owes a debt to anyone, it's Roland Mouret, whose Galaxy dress gave curves to even the most skeletal of celebrities." But when Mouret was asked again recently whether he helped Beckham design the collection, he replied: "Oh my God, that question! Politicians, movie stars, it's always the first things they want to know and I'm like, why? Why would I want to design a collection for Victoria Beckham? Yes, she is a friend, and yes, she asks for advice, and yes, I told her the name of a pattern cutter, but she has lots of friends she asks for advice — Marc Jacobs. I like to help people that's all." [Telegraph UK]