This was a very special Wednesday evening! Victoria Beckham sat down with Fern Mallis to chat about fashion and all things Victoria for 92Y’s Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis. She spoke about her early days formerly as a singer in the famous pop group, The Spice Girls (one of our favorite all time girl bands) and how Victoria’s father was in bands when he was younger. However, throughout her entire life she loved fashion immensely. Her love for fashion began when she was admiring all of her mother’s cosmetics and clothing that eventually led to personalizing her own school uniform.
After Spice Girls, Victoria started her own line, which contained only ten dresses. All of these signature pieces were either fitted or had a corset. As she started to design more she added pant suits and billowy blouses to the collection and became a hit amongst stores and buyers. She now has 150 employees on her team, with her the design team the smallest and opened up a store in London located on Dover Street.
She is married to David Beckham with her four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper. She mentioned that she would love to incorporate shoes in her collection, as well as considering expanding her brand by designing menswear and children’s wear with her family in mind. She is 41 years young, born on April 7th and is an Aries. For those who don’t know about astrology, Aries are very courageous and independent; Fern Mallis is also an Aries!
A few fun facts that she shared with us are that she is an absolute huge fan of Sarah Jessica Parker. She completely adores her from Sex in the City, which is one of her favorite shows. One person she would love to meet is Hillary Clinton. She did mention that she had sent clothes from her line to Michele Obama. Who gets to send the first lady their clothing? Incredible.
A piece of advice she gave to new designers was to dream big and focus. She said to us, “I think it’s always great to work for someone else.” She said learning from others and understanding fashion is key to success. Sadly, David was not there but that didn’t stop us from being totally mesmerized by Victoria. She is a remarkable woman who inspires us all and we cannot wait for her future plans with her exquisite brand!
Yours in Style,
Lauren Cecchi New York Team
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