28 Fashion Facts About Victoria Beckham That Just Might Blow Your Mind
My first and fondest memory of Victoria Beckham is from Spice World. The then-pop star, who went by the name of Posh, stood in front of the mirror on the Spice Girls tour bus, admiring herself in "the little Gucci dress," as Emma, Mel B, Mel C, and Geri looked on in amusement. Posh was trying to figure out what to wear, which always culminated in her go-to uniform. Not much has changed.
While Victoria has defined her style as rather relaxed with a pair of sneakers, there's no denying her taste for sophistication. She prefers structured silhouettes that still flatter the body from all angles and she designs her collections to reflect that aesthetic season after season.
She has also made the tricky transition from celebrity to well-respected, award-winning fashion leader (she's set to debut a collaboration with Reebok). Read on to track Victoria's fashion timeline and learn plenty of facts you've never read before.
"Posh" Actually Stands For Something
"What Posh actually stands for, is when people used to travel abroad on boats. It stood for Port Out and Starboard Home . . . but in England, if you go to a nice restaurant, it's a 'posh' restaurant, or if you have nice clothes, they're 'posh' clothes," Victoria explained during an interview in 2015.
This Tour Costume Is One of Victoria's Most Memorable Maternity Looks
She wore this PVC suit and platforms while pregnant with Brooklyn in 1998.
She Designed For Rock & Republic
Before launching her own label, Victoria helped to create bags, shoes, and jeans for Rock & Republic, along with Japanese fashion company Samantha Thavasa.
She Made Her Official Catwalk Debut at London Fashion Week
Victoria modeled two looks in the Maria Grachvogel show in 2000.
She Was the Face of Rocawear in 2003
She Walked the Roberto Cavalli Runway at Milan Menswear Week
In January 2006, Victoria strutted her stuff for the designer in this high-slit embellished white gown.
In Fact, She Was Named Style Ambassador For Roberto Cavalli
She wore his designs often, giving J Lo a run for her money at the Swarovski Fashion Rocks event in 2005.
And Dolce & Gabbana Too
This lace-up number was more than memorable at the MTV Movie Awards in 2003.
Victoria and David Beckham Starred in Armani Underwear Ads
This billboard was displayed in Milan in 2009.
Before Launching Her Namesake Label, Victoria Created DVB Style
The name was a combination of the couple's name, and Victoria designed denim and eyewear, even starting a website.
She Wrote a Fashion Book
Before That Extra Half an Inch, which focused on her fashion career, Victoria wrote Learning to Fly, a book that spotlighted her early life.
Victoria Popularized This Roland Mouret Dress
She wore this little pink number to an LA Galaxy press conference to support David, completing the design with a bubbly pink Birkin bag. The designer credits his rise to fame to this major fashion moment.
She Styled Katie Holmes For Harper's Bazaar
Victoria played fashion editor when her friend Holmes starred on the March 2007 issue of Harper's Bazaar.
She Was the Face of the Marc Jacobs Campaign in 2008
Victoria Was a Guest Judge on Project Runway in 2008
She's Scored a Handful of Magazine Covers
Victoria was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for British Vogue's August 2014 issue, but her first Vogue cover was in 2008.
Victoria Launched Victoria Beckham Womenswear in 2008
Her first few collections were debuted with quiet presentations that included just a few models and editors. Later, she graduated to the runway.
Victoria by Victoria Beckham, Her Diffusion Line, Came in 2011
Victoria Launched Her Ecommerce Site in 2013
You can shop or check out her lookbooks.
She Was Named One of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the UK
In February 2013, BBC Radio put her on the power list in the fashion category.
Victoria's Flagship Dover Street Store Opened in London in 2014
She turned a Mayfair townhouse into a brick-and-mortar store that was filled with white balloons when she threw a party. Victoria invited plenty of industry leaders to celebrate.
Victoria Opened a Store in Hong Kong in 2016
She wore a handful of stylish looks during her time in Asia.
The Designer Employs About 200 People
It takes a lot of effort — and gusto — to work for Beckham.
Victoria Doesn't Use Fur in Her Collections
She even wears faux-fur designs.
Victoria's Collected Many Awards For Her Achievements
In 2014, Victoria collected the award for Brand of the Year, and she won Designer of the Year in Novemeber 2011. She was recently recognized by her own son Brooklyn at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Victoria Wears Her Own Designs Regularly
We love how she tweaked this Fall '16 look for the red carpet.