Will history remember Posh Spice as a style icon ?
Victoria Beckham was busy winning awards last night such as woman of the year and entrepreneur of the year. Opinion seems fairly divided with people who actually admire her and others who think her a talentless waste of space.
Whatever anyone’s opinion, her actions and appearance guarantee column inches in all the papers and magazines. This is probably the best indicator of popularity in today’s world. Editors will only print what sells and clearly people want to read about her.
What do people say ? - She’s too skinny !
I think she probably is, that said she looks great in the picture above. Credit where credit is due !
It is a separate debate but accusations that woman of this size put pressure on young girls to be unhealthily skinny is a charge often levelled against her.
I think this unfair. It could reasonably be said that her influence may help young girls watch their weight, without aiming for size zero, thereby making them fitter and healthier !
Is she a cultural or style icon ?
Personally I think not !
Whilst stylistically influential I see her more as a follower of fashion and trends as opposed to a creator of them. I have no doubt she will be remembered, such is life today, but I suspect it will be more about being the ultimate “celebrity wife” rather than a giant in the world of style and fashion.
Maybe things will change, she’s only 33 after all, we shall see, no doubt we’ll be kept informed !