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I was a laughing stock, but didn't care: Victoria Beckham

David Beckham's wife reveals how criticism strengthened her resolve to develop into a fine fashion designer

London: Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham says she was a “bit of a laughing stock” in the fashion industry for a long time but it did not affect her determination to succeed.

Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham

The 40-year-old designer, who is married to football legend David Beckham, said she faced a struggle to prove herself in the fashion industry after initially rising to prominence for her pop career, reported Daily Mirror.

“For a long time there, I was a bit of a laughing stock. And while everybody was busy laughing, what was I doing? I was laying the foundation to what I have in place now,” Beckham said.

“Everybody said, ‘Well it’s never going to work because a celebrity can’t do a line (but because) everyone thought it was going to be rubbish (it took) the pressure off a little bit. I didn’t go into this to prove anything to anybody other than myself,” she added.

She added, “I like to keep my head down, work hard, focus on what I’m doing business-wise. I like to try and control how much I’m seen. I don’t want to go out and be photographed every day.” The mother of four made her debut at the New York Fashion Week in 2008.

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