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After a week of rave reviews, it’s official: Victoria Beckham has been crowned queen of New York Fashion Week. After previewing her Autumn / Winter 2012 collection to a packed house at the New York Library on Sunday morning 12th February, and with her husband David Beckham OBE, editor in Chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour OBE, and her long time business partner Simon Fuller [http://www.xixentertainment.com], all looking on from the front row, the critics were unanimous in voting this the finest moment of her career as a fashion designer.
“Her strongest show yet” The Guardian
“In her insistence on developing slowly, and gradually earning respect, Mrs. Beckham has scarcely put a platformed-foot wrong” VOGUE.com
“Queen Victoria: How Mrs Beckham conquered fashion” The Guardian
“Her style is, season after season, more and more desirable and confident” Vogue Italy
“She has staked her claim and she owns this space” FT
With her ready to wear collection now stocked in over 300 retail outlets around the world, the Victoria Beckham business is now worth in excess of GBP30 million at retail, and with a launch of a new line, named ‘Victoria by Victoria Beckham’ going on sale this week, that value is only set to rise. It is a good news story for British creative industries, as her ready to wear collection is designed and is hand made by British businesses.
Simon Fuller, Victoria Beckham’s long term business partner, comments: “Victoria and I are both proud Brits and it feels good to be building a creative British business that is flourishing on a global stage.”
On February 15, 2012, Victoria posed alongside Anna Wintour OBE and other British Fashion icons to launch the British Government’s GREAT campaign. Sir Peter Westmacott, the UK’s Ambassador to the United States, comments:
“As one of Britain’s major fashion icons Victoria Beckham’s involvement with the GREAT Campaign will bring even more attention to Britain’s world renowned fashion designers, the magnificent range of shopping on offer and our distinctive British style.”
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