Just over a year since she opened her Dover Street store, Victoria Beckham’s brand continues to grow and become a major player in the British luxury market. At last night’s Walpole Awards the mother of four was awarded, “British Luxury Brand of the Year.” Up against powerhouses of British luxury craftsmanship – Burberry, Roksanda, Bentley and Alexander McQueen – this was an “exciting night” for Beckham and her team.
“I feel a little overwhelmed because this does really mean an enormous amount to me. I’ve always dreamed big. I believe in creative visualisation”
Beckham told us fresh from collecting the award at The Dorchester. “I was up there and I was really pinching myself. I feel proud of myself and I feel proud of my team.”
Michele Emmerson, Walpole CEO and Victoria Beckham
While she may show at New York Fashion Week, London is still an intrinsic part of the Victoria Beckham brand.
“I’m really proud to be British and to have my team here, my studio is here, and my atelier is here. Most of my ready to wear is manufactured here in London. We’re an independent, UK-based brand operating on a global scale.”
Via British Vogue & Naomi Pike
In honor of her recent award as “British Luxury Brand of the Year” ,
let’s see a flashback from her life since 1998 up to now…
After David proposed on one knee after over a year of dating, the couple announced their engagement at the Rookery Hall Hotel in Cheshire. Despite the happy occasion, Victoria chose all-black with a statement crucifix for the event. The couple wed in Ireland on July 4 1999.
When she and David Beckham announced their engagement, the pictures were shared worldwide. Naturally, she wore her hair in a signature Posh Spice style – centre-parted, straight and shiny – for the unveiling of her ring.
For dinner at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on the Valentine’s Day after their engagement, Victoria was starting to show exhibitionist leanings with a black bra visible under her violet taffeta suit and her now trademark crucifix still firmly in place.
Victoria was keen to show off her baby bump at the opening of Marco Pierre Whiite’s Titanic Bar in London. Her first son, Brooklyn, was born in London in March 1999.
July 4 1999
She married David Beckham at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland wearing a Vera Wang gown.The new Mr and Mrs Beckham with their son, Brooklyn.
July 4 1999
For their wedding reception, the couple changed into matching outfits custom made by Antonio Berardi.
With the crucifix swapped for rosaries, Victoria made an appearance on MTV’sTRL to relaunch her music career with the release of Let Your Head Go/This Groove.
By 2006, as the wife of the captain of the England football team Mrs Beckham was the unofficial leader of the Wives And Girlfriends (WAGs) club during the FIFA World Cup in Germany. Her oversized sunglasses were a style staple in the stands and her penchant for Hermès Birkin bags was starting to take hold.
With the World Cup behind her – and the title of chief WAG passed to Cheryl Cole – in a fashion U-turn, Victoria cut her hair and adopted a more sophisticated look to attend the Chanel spring/summer 2007 show in Paris with new friend Katie Holmes.
It was back to the days of Posh’s monochrome wardrobe at the opening of the new Armani store on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, where she wore Armani.
Sleek white and sizeable jewels at arguably the most exclusive party of the year – the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in LA.
After the launch of her style book – That Extra Half an Inch – Victoria attended the Chanel resort 2008 collection in Santa Monica, wearing Chanel.
In LA, prior to her family’s move to the city in July, Victoria posed in Dries Van Noten wedges to receive batting tips from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 2007, the time was right to capitalise on her flowering style icon status with the launch of her dVb collections of denim and sunglasses at Saks Fifth Avenue, in New York.
Making any occasion a fashion opportunity, Mrs Beckham wore a fuchsia RM by Roland Mouret dress with her matching Hermès ostrich Birkin bag and Balenciaga shoes at her husband’s official presentation by the Los Angeles Galaxy team in LA.
Her shades were still firmly in place at the Oscar de la Renta spring/summer 2008 show in New York, wearing one of the designer’s dresses with Givenchy d’Orsay heels and an Hermès Baccara clutch.
Every inch the fashionista backstage at the Chanel spring/summer 2008 show in Paris, wearing a Karl-worthy shift dress, Givenchy heels and the ubiquitous oversized sunglasses.
Roberto Cavalli created the dazzling costumes for the Spice Girls reunion tour. “I have known Victoria Beckham for a long time and have always admired her style and personality,” Cavalli explained at the time.
In Donna Karan’s signature draping and Versace shoes backstage at New York Fashion Week for autumn/winter 2008-09.
For the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Victoria opted for a Giorgio Armani beaded coat dress and Jimmy Choo sandals.
A month later, with yet another Hermès Birkin bag and Christian Louboutin shoes, she wore a simple LBD in New York.
What did she wear for an appointment with Anna Wintour in New York? An Alaia dress and Alexander McQueen shoes.
It was a case of Victoria Beckham hearts (literally) Marc Jacobs at the 2008 CFDA Awards in New York.
Victoria’s allegiance to Roland Mouret was renewed when she chose a lemon yellow dress by the designer for the ESPY Awards in LA.
In London to launch the new dVb fragrances at Harvey Nichols, she chose a fur-backed Giambattista Valli dress and sequinned Christian Louboutin heels.
When she arived at the Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2009 show in New York – arm-in-arm with Jennifer Lopez – Victoria Beckham’s short new crop stole the limelight from all those around her. Cleverly, she eschewed a Marc Jacobs ensemble in favour of a dress from her first dress collection, which was presented later that week to warm reviews.
Mrs Beckham wore a Victoria Beckham spring/summer 2009 dress with Balenciaga heels and a Chanel handbag for a performance of All My Sons, starring Katie Holmes.
Working a version of gangster chic in a Marc Jacobs autumn/winter 2007-08 coat, fedora and big shades, out and about in New York with her family.
In Milan, after breakfast with Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, Victoria headed to the D&G boutique to meet David wearing a dress from her eponymous collection.
As the new face (and body), of Emporio Armani lingerie, Victoria slipped in to a dazzling Armani dress for the opening of the Giorgio Armani flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York.
At the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party after the Oscars, Victoria Beckham wore a dramatic dress from her autumn/winter 2009-10 collection.
Mr and Mrs Beckham as the campaign stars of Emporio Armani underwear.
She appeared on the cover of VogueTurkey in July 2010. Inside, she wore jewellery by London-based jeweller Simon Harrison.
September 10 2010
She wore a dress from her own collection at Bergdorf Goodman for Fashion’s Night Out in New York.
September 15 2010
Victoria teamed denim cut-offs with Louboutins in NYC.
November 7 2010
She wore a Burberry coat when she stepped off a flight at Heathrow.
December 7 2010
At the British Fashion Awards – at which she was nominated for the Designer Brand Award – Victoria wore a dress from her own collection. The prize was awarded to Mulberry.
March 12 2011
After David announced that they are expecting a baby girl at a LA Galaxy lunch in Los Angeles, Victoria boarded a flight from Heathrow to LA wearing skinny jeans from her denim collection with a biker jacket and YSL Trib Two heels.
April 29 2011
For the royal wedding of Catherine Middleton to Prince William, Victoria wore a dress from her own autumn/winter 2011-12 collection. David wore a Ralph Lauren Purple Label made-to-measure morning suit.
Following the birth of her first daughter, Harper Seven, Victoria posted pictures of herself with the baby on her Facebook page.
September 11 2011
Following her NY Fashion Week show, Victoria Beckham took her daugher Harper for a spot of shopping – Prada and Balenciaga – and then to Balthazar for lunch.
November 15 2011
With baby Harper in New York wearing a dress from her spring/summer 2012 collection.
November 27 2011
In a plaid shirt, high-waisted skirt and Christian Louboutin boots as she boarded a flight at LAX with with her daughter Harper.
February 7 2012
Passing through LAX airport in a maroon Miu Miu jumper and plaid skirt, while Harper was dressed in a cosy grey coat.
May 20 2012
She attended the Sports Spectacular event in LA – wearing a dress of her own design – with David and their sons, Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn.
July 18 2012
For a promotional event for her label in Dublin, she wore a black coat from her autumn/winter 2012-13 collection.
Pictured modelling her range of prescription glasses, which she launched in October 2012.
October 22 2012
For a day out in New York, she wore a Comme des Garcons floral satin shirt and flared J Brand jeans with over-sized sunglasses.
September 9 2012
She headed for lunch at Balthazar following her New York Fashion Week show, wearing a black knife-pleat skirt and top accessorised with black peep-toe boots and a black handbag.
October 25 2012
Wearing a white sheer shirt and skirt with peep-toe boots – all from her own pre-spring/summer 2013 collection – to attend the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event at LA’s Chateau Marmont.
December 11 2012
With David, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz Beckham – who all wore Burberry tailoring – at the press night of the Spice Girls musical, Viva Forever!.
February 4 2013
She arrived at JFK wearing a maroon dress with coordinating boots and oversized sunglasses, with daughter Harper who wore a navy parka jacket with grey Mary Jane shoes.
March 6 2013
Spotted out in London wearing a maroon dress and coat with pretty pearl embellished round-toe pumps.
July 7 2013
She wore a dress from Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2013-14 collection to watch Andy Murray win at Wimbledon.
July 6 2013
She was photographed while out in London.
June 23 2013
For a China Central Television show appearance in Beijing, she wore a dress from her Icon collection.
September 12 2013
Wearing a black dress from her eponymous collection while out in New York.
November 14 2013
Karl Lagerfeld presented her with a Bambi Award in Berlin.
December 1 2013
With her family at the London premiere of documentary The Class of 92
May 12 2014
She wore a dress from her own autumn/winter 2014 collection for the On Pedder store event in Singapore.
June 10 2014
She wore a dress from her own autumn/winter 2014 collection while out in New York.
In a British Vogue first, she was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for two covers for the August 2014 issue.
November 9 2014
Out and about in London.
November 19 2014
She attended the Selfridges event in Manchester.
May 31 2015
On a business trip in New York wearing a suit from her own collection.
Via British Vogue
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