London: Late fashion designer Alexander McQueen abhorred Victoria Beckham and "barred her from his catwalk show because he thought she was stupid", claims a new tell-all book.
Victoria Beckham. Pic/Santa Banta
McQueen's supposed animosity towards Beckham has been outlined in "Gods And Kings", a revelatory biography of McQueen and his rival, John Galliano, written by Dana Thomas, reports dailymail.co.uk.
The book recalls McQueen's 2001 Voss collection show at the bus depot in Victoria, London, and reveals how it started late because actress Gwyneth Paltrow was stuck in traffic. McQueen allegedly said the show could not start until she arrived.
However, Thomas claims in her book that Beckham didn't receive such treatment.
"Not all celebrities were so lucky - or respected - chez McQueen. Victoria Beckham asked to attend and he turned her down," she wrote.
The author claims McQueen told Beckham: "F****** right. At the end of the day, it's about my clothes and the hard work that everyone backstage puts into it, not about the t***** sitting in the front row lapping it up.
"And that's why I didn't let Posh Spice come to it… The stars you see at my shows, be it Gwyneth Paltrow, be it anyone else, are there because I've got a connection with them… (I design for) intelligent women."