Victoria’s too Posh to push the Spice Girls
THE Spice Girls are reuniting for a tour that is going to net them a couple of million each. But they are having to do it without Posh Spice, who has refused to join in. And no wonder. For Victoria Beckham those takings are chicken feed, and why would she want to revisit the past? There comes a point where a Wannabe becomes a Hasbeen.
When I interviewed Victoria in 2008 for her first Vogue cover story, she was performing in the last Spice Girls tour.
She invited me and my family to come to the show and welcomed us into her dressing room where, as David fixated on his phone, she was done up in full Posh regalia – squeezed into a shiny bronze catsuit, caked in fake tan with a stiff helmet of hair gel and tottering around in platform shoes that make her normal stilettos look like comfy slippers. Ten years later her world has moved on and she is now a sophisticated fashion designer whose every public appearance is an advert for her business.
Any hint of a latex catsuit could kill that hard-won brand image stone dead.