Victoria Beckham

Designer, Victoria Beckham

The designer has shed her Spice Girl image with her critically acclaimed understated, modern take on womenswear.

Victoria Beckham

Since launching her womenswear line in 2008 with a range of easy dresses and slim separates, former pop-star Victoria Beckham has continued to impress critics with her expanding aesthetic, growing her brand into a global fashion label that now includes handbags, sunglasses and shoes.

In 2013, Beckham launched an e-commerce site and a year later, she opened her flagship store on London’s Dover Street. Turnover from the brand has been steadily rising, doubling between 2012 and 2013 to reach over £30 million (about $46 million), with this strong performance predicted to continue. In 2017 the brand raised £30 million in funding from private equity firm Neo Investment Partners in a deal that valued the business at £100 million, and in 2018  current president of the Fédération de la haute couture et de la Mode Ralph Toledano was announced as the label's chairman.

Before she became a fashion designer, Victoria Beckham was best known to the world as a member of superstar pop group the Spice Girls. However, unlike most other celebrity-designed products, Beckham oversees all production and design aspects herself and has successfully parlayed her personal profile into a high quality fashion brand. “I want to get bigger and bigger,” she told T magazine. “I absolutely want an empire.”

With over 24 million Instagram followers, Beckham has attracted a cult social media following to match her expansion into a global clothing, accessories and — most recently — beauty brand. In 2017 she was awarded an Order of the British Empire for her services to the fashion industry.

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VITAL STATISTICS

BORN1974
NATIONALITYBritish, UK
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom
MEMBER SINCE2013

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