Victoria Beckham speaks at the Vogue Festival in London

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London (28th April 2013)

Victoria Beckham today spoke to Vogue UK editor Alexandra Shulman at a public event staged at London’s South Bank, in front of a packed audience of 700 hundred fashion fans at the Vogue Festival.

Queues started forming two hours before the designer took to the stage to hear her interviewed about her life, career and how she established her two fashion labels. She was supported by 14-year-old son Brooklyn and her parents, Jackie and Tony, who watched from the front row.

“There are a lot of people here, I hope I’m going to say something good now,” she said, as she gazed around at the full auditorium. Addressing the cynicism surrounding her move into the fashion industry, she revealed that it was hard work that eventually made the fashion press take notice.

“At the beginning there were a lot of raised eyebrows, from those who could raise their eyebrows,” she laughed. “When I started, I did one-on-one presentations, I’d talk for hours to people who didn’t even speak English. I think a lot of people probably thought, ‘Shut up, stop going on about a bloody grosgrain waistband!’ But I’m really grateful to the industry.”

The designer, who currently shows at New York Fashion Week, hasn’t ruled out joining the London schedule in the future.

“I’d never say never to showing in London, but I’ve got a great thing going in New York. Maybe one day,” she said.

“I am looking into retail too – the e-commerce has been going really well. I get bored easily so it’s time for something new. London is where I want to have my first store.”

Issued by XIX Entertainment