Over two decades, we have seen Victoria’s style transform from crazy to classic. In the early days, she went for the shock factor and was considered a “brand killer”. Designers were ‘horrified’ when she was papped in their clothes! Even Victoria criticised her early look. In her open letter, she compared herself to a “drag queen” saying: “You are going to have so much fun with your clothes... It will never occur to you that you appear ridiculous. You will turn up at award ceremonies resembling a drag queen”. But as she matured, so did her style. “You will learn, as you mature, to swap heels for Stan Smith trainers, mini dresses for crisp white shirts,” she went on. Today, British Airways’“world’s best-dressed female celebrity traveller” has silenced her critics and now rubs shoulders with the ‘horrified’ brands’ chief execs and counts Vogue Editor, Anna Wintour, among her friends.
Victoria (above) wasn’t always as stylish as she is today (below).