Remember when the Beckhams went everywhere with matching clothes?

Remember when the Beckhams went everywhere with matching clothes?

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN

Exploring the files of pop culture history, “Remember when?” is a series of CNN styles that offers a nostalgic look at the clothes of celebrities who defined their times.

London’s first digital fashion week kicks off today, offering an ideal opportunity to reflect on where British fashion is going – and how far it has come.

And as we look back at the country’s recent history, there is a couple embodying costume development: David and Victoria Beckham.

Today, Victoria’s Fashion label is a reliable way of lighting week, and David is a stylish icon style, but it was not always so. First, who can forget when they went everywhere with matching clothes?

David and Victoria Beckham at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. Credit: Jon Kopaloff / FilmMagic / Getty Images

Around the turn of the millennium, a British newspaper could open without Posh and Becks’ coordinated approach to what we now know as #couplegoals.

At a screening of the cult movie “Withnail and I” in 2001, they chose coffee from head to toe, with David wearing a Matrix-style bad coat.

David & Victoria Beckham in London screening of the movie

David and Victoria Beckham at the “Withnail & I” show in London in 2001. Credit: Justin Goff / UK Press / Getty Images

Two years later, at the MTV Movie Awards, they went for white jewelry-covered sets (later immortalized by The Madame Tussauds Museum). Then, of course, there was no marriage of the couple in 1999, where they married in the cream before the change to purple to cut their cake with an unjustifiably large sword.

But a few weeks earlier, there was an even more virtual fashion moment.

It was the height of Beckham’s rage when the supercouple came out of the head-to-toe leather at a Versace party in London. Victoria was set to start recording a third album, Spice Girls, and David had just helped Manchester United claim English and European championships. Their first son, Brooklyn, was recently born and the couple recently bought a comfortable family mansion called “Beckingham Palace” from the media.

“What were we thinking?” said David Beckham as he looked back at some of the clothes that fit his wife. (Justin Goff / United Kingdom Press / Getty Images) Credit: Justin Goff / UK Press / Getty Images

In a nod to the host of the night, matching clothes were made by Versace. The combination of jacket and pants – bright enough to reflect the sparkles of the paparazzi and tighter than one would expect in the 90’s – stole the spotlight and fell on paper the next day.

It is often overlooked that the clothes were extremely unsuitable for the season. It was, in the end, mid-June (although British summers are often so mild that you can wear the whole skin without as much as sweat). This may explain why both David and Victoria chose to lower the zippers from their fastened collars, leaving the smallest glows of the skin peeking out of what became effectively necklaces.

However, for such a bold look, it was almost completely invalid. They looked like a pair of friendly cyclists stopping at an English village pub for orange juice. Then David’s hair braids – who finished the outfit with a pair of toed loafers – don’t even seem convinced by the idea to start with.

There was a certain feeling in his eyes that night, as if he knew that one day he would come to regret the decision. And indeed, he did.

“Wow we really did,” he wrote Γκνσταγκραμ, posting the virtual image to mark his wedding anniversary in 2017. He edited H&M magazine shortly after: “It was Versace. But that’s when I look back and I am,” What were we thinking? “We’re laughing at that one. I remember it’s very good, until you do it as a couple.”

Victoria, however, was less willing to reject the past. “We never look back and gather for nothing,” Grazia said in 2018.

And why should it? For one, as the beneficiary of a respectable – though steadily unprofitable – a fashion label, Posh is now well known as a designer to avoid questions about previous wardrobe options.

But perhaps most importantly: The addictions did exactly what they should.

The UK’s obsession with Beckham’s fashion may have been fueled in part by tabloids mocking the idea of ​​rich luxury, but publicity served their purpose. Even the most questionable clothes contributed to one of the most successful brand-building exercises of modern entertainment.

The coordinated style helped the couple transform from the unique Victoria Adams and David Beckham, to the collective “Posh and Becks”, a nickname so widespread that it was added in the Concise English Dictionary Collins. Their ability to create a unified identity far surpassed that of predecessors such as Hugh Grant and Liz Hurley, and laid the groundwork for super-couples to come (and, unlike Bennifer, TomKat and Brangelina, their relationship went awry). very far).
Beckhams is pictured at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding at Windsor Castle in 2018.

Beckham is pictured at the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle at Windsor Castle in 2018. Credit: Max Mumby / Indigo / Getty Images

These days, Beckhams are taking a much more sophisticated approach to twinning. Their collective style evolved from copying to supplement. Get the navy they wore to Buckingham Palace in 2017, or the white clothes they wore to I met Gala, Where they do not look out of place in the biggest stage of high fashion.
And of course, the skin was bad, but at least it wasn’t Britney and Justin in all-denim bad.

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