Tuesday 21 January 2020

Victoria Beckham covers Harper’s Bazaar’s Jubilee issue

Beckham in the May issue of Harper's Bazaar Photo: Camilla Akrans/ Harper's Bazaar
Beckham in the May issue of Harper's Bazaar Photo: Camilla Akrans/ Harper's Bazaar
Victoria Beckham suns herself in the May issue of Harper's Bazaar.
Beckham on the Jubilee cover of Harpe's Bazaar.

Belinda White

Victoria Beckham on her love of Prada, pyjamas and why she's just SO normal.

As Jubilee fever starts to niggle at the British nation, leave it to magazine royalty Harper's Bazaar - née Harpers and Queen - to be first to take up the challenge of putting a stylish spin on what otherwise promises not to deliver much in the way of a fashion moment.

Outgoing editor Lucy Yeomans' parting gift is a Jubilee special, and in lieu of a real, wow-factor royal - the Duchess of Cambridge being too busy working on her wave - to play cover star, step forward Queen Victoria of fashion land.

That's Victoria Beckham in case you were wondering, she of pointy, pouty, posey, Posh fame, turned British Fashion Award-winning director of the Designer Fashion Brand of the Year, 2011.

This is VB's second turn on the cover of UK Harper's, captured in soft, 1950s feminine mode by photographer Camilla Akrans. What that brief calls for, of course, is lashings of this season's ubiquitous Prada collection, which is lucky because Beckham admits to being quite the super-fan. When asked about the designer who most astounds her, there's only one name on her lips.

"Prada, I'm absolutely blown away. Everything she does is genius. I've never met her, but everything she does - not just the hair, the make-up, the shows - everything about the brand impresses me."

But while Beckham is happy to play queen for the cover, within the accompanying interview, she's at great pains to remind us all just how normal she is behind her multi-millions in the bank, phenomenally handsome national treasure of a husband, and A-list social circle.

Talking about winning her British Fashion Award, she says 'I cried three times, I didn't thank the people I wanted to thank, I was really rubbish. But I think people saw the real me...and the truth is, I would have felt much more comfortable in my pyjamas with the kids and David in a hotel watching it on TV."

And in case you're not buying that, she reiterates the everywoman angle when asked about her design process:

"We always joke that we have this fabulously gorgeous 17-year-old model who is six-foot-whatever and then I say 'OK, I'm going to put it on. I stand for the general public here.' It's how I work."

So, kids, don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got, remember, she's just plain old Vicky from the block, representing for the masses when all's said and done.

God save that.

Read the full interview with Victoria Beckham in the May 2012 issue of Harper's Bazaar, on sale April 2.


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