Beckham ‘only high street designer’

Italian fashion giants Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have said their “friend” Victoria Beckham may well be a designer but they list her alongside high-street names.

Beckham ‘only high street designer’

They said she came to the trade “after many, many, many different things”.

The designer duo — known as Dolce & Gabbana — were in London to celebrate ‘The Glamour Of Italian Fashion 1945-2014’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum and were joined by stars including Rita Ora, Naomi Campbell, Livia Firth, and Elizabeth Hurley.

When asked what they thought of new designers such as former Spice Girl Beckham, Gabbana said: “She’s a friend. She make a good job but... for us, she don’t make the same way like a fashion designer.

“She become after many, many, many different things. She’s a designer but...”

When asked if he admired her designs, he said: “She’s a fashion designer but it’s another... it’s different. John Galliano is a designer... Alexander McQueen.”

Dolce described them as “professional” designers, adding: “Victoria Beckham, Zara, H&M...there’s a lot.”

Dolce said Italian and British fashion are “completely different”, describing the latter as “more cool, more trendy”.

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