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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Revealed: Victoria Beckham couldn't afford 'little black Gucci dress' in the Spice Girls

Olivia Bergin, Telegraph.co.uk

Published 07/02/2014 | 13:42

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 22:  Very Posh: Spice girl Victoria at Cannes - see STYLE Column.  (Photo credit should read PA/AFP/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham in 1997

Victoria Beckham is so wealthy she could probably buy out the whole of Bond Street twice over - but she doesn't even need to, because she's now dressing herself in her own designs.

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But back in her Spice Girls days, circa the mid-Nineties, Posh was just like one of us - i.e. she shopped in Miss Selfridge.

The multi-millionaire has admitted: "the first dress that I wore in the Spice Girls, which everybody thought was a little black Gucci dress, was actually from Miss Selfridge - it wasn't a little back Gucci dress."

Said dress can be seen in the 1998 film Spiceworld, whereby Beckham's band mates mock her whens he can't decide what to wear. Melanie C, AKA Sporty Spice, says: "I bet it must be really hard for you Victoria, ya know, trying to whether to wear the little Gucci dress, the little Gucci dress or the the little Gucci dress."

The revelation comes as the 39-year-old lifts the lid on her design empire as part of her tie-up with The Skype Collaboration Project, which chronicles the designer's five-year journey into the fashion industry via a series of clips, transcripts and interactive sessions.

Mother-of-four Beckham, who will present her autumn/winter 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week this Sunday, February 9, also discussed her first taste of the catwalk.

She recalls: "When I was in the Spice Girls I got invited to go to a Versace fashion show, and I'd never been to a fashion show and Donatella Versace flew me, on a private plane with my friend, to Milan. It was all very glamorous and it was taking me into a completely different world."

Romeo Beckham, Connor Cruise, Cruz Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, Tom Cruise, David Beckham and Harper Beckham attend an NHL playoff game between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images) (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Romeo Beckham, Connor Cruise, Cruz Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, Tom Cruise, David Beckham and Harper Beckham attend an NHL playoff game between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images) (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Victoria and David Beckham are seen leaving the 'Comme des garcons' store on May 4, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Paul Hubble/FilmMagic) (Paul Hubble/FilmMagic)
Victoria and David Beckham are seen leaving the 'Comme des garcons' store on May 4, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Paul Hubble/FilmMagic) (Paul Hubble/FilmMagic)
CHESTER - JANUARY 25: British footballer David Beckham and fiance singer from the "Spice Girls" Victoria Adams pose for photographers outside their hotel after the announcement of their engagement on January 25, 1998 in Chester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
CHESTER - JANUARY 25: British footballer David Beckham and fiance singer from the "Spice Girls" Victoria Adams pose for photographers outside their hotel after the announcement of their engagement on January 25, 1998 in Chester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

While we don't know if she still owns her little Miss Selfridge number, she reveals: "I've still got the dress that I wore - the black, leather dress - and funnily enough I saw Donatella not too long ago - we judged the Woolmark awards in London and I hadn't seen her for years and years and we had a chat whilst we were judging and she said: 'Do you remember when you came to Milan?' and I said: 'God, do I remember? Are you kidding, that was the most exciting thing I'd ever done.'"

See, give or take a few million, Beckham really is just one of us...

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