Victoria Beckham in Designer Jeans
While celebrities frequently find themselves at the center of controversy, it seems their clothing labels do too. dVb, Victoria Beckham’s luxury denim line has been dropped from Saks Fifth Avenue. Although there still seem to be dVb jeans on Sak’s website, apparently Saks has decided not to re-order any more dVb denim and the shelves are being cleared of it. Rumor has it that this drop is the result of discourse between Bergdorf’s and Saks. Victoria has debuted her new, and very well received dress line exclusively with Bergdorf’s instead of Saks, who premiered her denim line.
However, there might be a different culprit. One rumor is that “While the arrival of the Beckham jeans at Saks was heralded with a media fanfare it did not translate into sales because “nobody wanted to buy $300 jeans from someone who is not a trained designer.”
What do you think about celebrity designers? Talent or just a label on an overpriced garment?
Check out this interview from the Boston Globe with Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, designer of DVB denim and Rock & Republic’s Victoria Beckham line of crown denim.
Victoria Beckham, perhaps better known as Posh Spice or Mrs. David Beckham, is just a few hours from show time. It’s the last night of the Spice Girls’ two-week concert run in London, part of a reunion tour that arrives in Boston next week. But Beckham, who purloined Vogue editrix Anna Wintour’s trademark bob, oversize sunglasses, and pout for her own fashionable gain, is more interested in chatting about shopping than “Spice World.”
“We help each other out when it comes to clothes,” she says of her soccer-star husband, who last year landed a $250 million contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy. “And we shop for each other as well. Just don’t tell his teammates.”
A staple at fashion shows in New York and Paris, Beckham appeared in ads for designer Marc Jacobs, graced the cover of this month’s Elle, has written a book of fashion tips (“That Extra Half an Inch”), and is designing her own dVb line of denim and sunglasses. Beckham will greet fans at Saks Fifth Avenue on Wednesday at noon and chat about her jeans. We dialed her up in advance to query her about Katie Holmes and past Spice Girls fashion atrocities.
When I see you in paparazzi pictures, it seems like you’re usually wearing Dior or Cavalli instead of jeans, so I’m wondering where the interest in denim comes from?
Posh: To be honest with you, I’ve been photographed in lots in jeans. I love fashion, from jeans to couture to nice day dresses. I couldn’t find a good pair of jeans. I was very specific about what I wanted, and I couldn’t find it, which is why I decided to go into making jeans.