Today, Victoria Beckham is considered one of the most stylish women in the fashion industry. The former Spice Girl launched her eponymous fashion label in 2008, and sent her first collection down the New York Fashion Week runway in 2011. Since then, Beckham has designed for the likes of Eva Longoria, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, and Selena Gomez, to name only a few. She went on to win Designer Brand of the Year at The British Fashion Awards, grace multiple magazine covers, and guest-edit for some of the most well-respected publications in the world. Not bad for a former popstar and football WAG, huh?
Although Beckham’s love of impeccable tailoring, androgynous silhouettes, and effortless styling have her topping best-dressed lists today, her fashion choices weren’t always this ‘posh’. Who can forget that neon bra and zebra print combo? Why is no one talking about the string vest and diamanté bandana? Why doesn’t anyone remember the head-to-toe leather and spiky hair?
So, how did she become one of the most stylish womenswear designers in history? To celebrate her 47th birthday today, Savoir Flair delves into the archives to admire Victoria Beckham’s miraculous style evolution. Scroll through the gallery below to see the best (and, sadly, the worst) of VB.