All-the-time-confident Victoria Beckham confessed she felt embarassed to show her debut range for her label dVb to Marc Jacobs, who is her good friend.
Victoria launched her line last year but had been terrified to showcase it to the acclaimed designer because he’s so talented and she knew so little.
When I came out with my first collection, I didn’t even tell Marc. Well, I felt a little bit embarrassed. He’s Marc Jacobs. What else can I say? I never really told him, and then we went to dinner and he said congratulations on all the reviews and the quality of my work. I’ve learned so much from him. I am such a sponge whenever I’m around him. He is one of the most intelligent, interesting people that I have ever met.”
Victoria’s collection was received warmly but the sales didn’t go well. However, this wasn’t enough to stop Posh from designing a line of dresses. By the way, Victoria says she feels grateful to fellow designer Roland Mouret for advice and inspiration.
She told WWD:
I have utmost respect for Roland. I think he is incredibly talented. I love what he does. He’s a great businessman. When I very first started working on the dresses, he gave me advice when it came to putting my team together. He doesn’t have anything to do with the design of anything that I do. But he taught me about how to turn my dreams into reality, if you like. He told me I needed a production manager – he helped with that side of things. I do what I do, and he does what he does, and it’s incredibly separate.”