When Victoria Beckham first declared that for her second career act (the first being that job she had as our favourite Spice Girl, of course) she was going to be one of the worlds greatest fashion designers, a lot of people sniggered.
Go on, admit it. Even you tarred VB with that celebrity-turns-fashion-designer brush, and figured her new line would be defunct within a year.
But, against the odds, the extraordinairy Mrs Beckham has crafted a fashion empire to rival some of the biggest designer names in the business, creating gorgeous dresses and sharp accessories that – hold the front page real women actually want to wear.
Need any further proof of just how covetable VBs creations are? Just ask Beyonce, Cameron Diaz, Kim Sears, Gwyneth Paltrow, or any of the other major celebrities the designer has dressed since launching her label in 2008.
Beyonce and Kim Kardashian were two of the brands early adopters, becoming fans of Victorias now-famous early sucky sucky jersey day dress designs. Cheryl Cole was one of the first to road-test the brand on the red carpet, wearing a custom-made gown to the Pride Of Britain awards back in 2011.
Browsing through our gallery of Victorias greatest design hits, the woman herself, naturally appears a lot. Shes her own best advert, and from the Royal Wedding, to her pregnancy with Miss Harper Seven, theres rarely an occasion that she cant whip something special up for.