Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the past few days, you would have heard by now that David Beckham has been named as a potential candidate for next year’s elusive honours list for his contribution to football and services to charity. And the prestigious acclaim came at the end of an impressive week for Becks who was also named the most Stylish Man of the Year at Berlin’s 2013 GQ Men of the Year Awards.
Now while we certainly commend Becks for his accolades here at MSL, we thought we’d pay a little tribute to the soon to be Lady Victoria and personally applaud the other half of the Beckham dynasty on her ‘services to fashion’ and also the significant part she played in the style evolution of the man himself.
After fashion ties with Rocawear and acting as an ambassador for Dolce and Gabbana, it wasn’t until 2006 – when Victoria walked the runway for Roberto Cavalli at Milan Fashion Week – that her career began to really take off. Soon after Posh launched her very own denim label, staking her claim on the industry as a fashion designer. By 2009 and the launch of her spring/summer line of dresses at New York Fashion Week, Victoria had firmly put her name on the map – shedding her ‘Mrs Beckham’ persona and becoming a fully fledged designer, well respected in the industry by the media and her prestigious peers alike.
But we can’t help but wonder if the part Victoria played in the phenomenal transformation of Becks from gawky footballer, into well…the most Stylish Man of the Year in fact marks the origins of her fashion career. And while it may not have got off to the best of starts (as simply uttering the words matching leather or sarong still makes us shudder!), Victoria’s role in Becks‘ sartorial evolution cannot be denied.
At MSL we have always championed the importance of fashion, and while David Beckham’s huge successes over the past two decades can never be solely attributed to his style, it cannot be denied that it has played a significant part. From gracing the covers of glossy magazines and sitting front row at fashion week, to launching his very own bodywear collection at H&M, Becks has certainly used his appearance to his advantage. And by building the Beckham brand into a global phenomena, he has been able to heavily contribute towards the charities that are close to his heart, with the world’s media following his every move.
So we can’t help but ask the question…would the soon to be ‘Lord’ Beckham have got to where he is today without his ‘Lady’? We think not! Mrs B we salute you.
By Jenna Jones