Victoria Beckham designs her first car
Victoria Beckham knows how to present herself to look great from any angle, but now she’s being put to the test to see if she can design a car that does the same. In one of the most interesting celebrity crossovers ever, Posh Spice helped design a special edition Range Rover that was revealed on Sunday in Beijing the weekend of the Auto China motor show.
Beckham is known for her impeccable taste in clothes, shoes, and accessories. She is arguably the only one of the pop group The Spice Girls to retain celebrity status in the years since the band broke up. It does help when you’re married to a high-profile soccer star, but David Beckham can not take all the credit for his wife’s longevity. She’s an entrepreneur with an eye for investments. That is a huge part of what led her to this rather different opportunity.
The car has a personal flare to it that goes deeper than it reflecting her small stature. In its class the car is considered a “baby” off-roader and the fashion designer is a mere 5’4” without those killer heels, but Beckham also tried to project something personal onto the project.
According to CBS News, “The vehicle features hand-finished matte paint with rose gold accents on the grille. Inside, the four-seat vehicle has vintage tan leather seats, inspired by baseball gloves and mohair floor mats inspired by her childhood memories of taking her shoes off and running them through the carpets of her father’s Rolls-Royce.”
The special edition “Evoque” will cost just under $130,000, but for that price the new owner of the car will receive several other gifts with the Beckham brand name on them. Range Rover is tapping into the popularity of the brand that was named Designer Brand of the Year at the 2011 British Fashion Awards.
Only 200 of the car will be made. The first will be produced in China and will be rolling out of dealerships as early as October of this year. In an interview with Reuters Beckham said that the bottom line is “would I drive this car, like when I’m designing a dress, would I wear this dress? I love what I do. I consider myself so blessed to do a job that I love and this has been a great experience for me.”