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Victoria Beckham

Italian News / Fashion - January 17

Pop singer Victoria Beckham, the wife of England soccer star David Beckham, had her first outing as a fashion model on Monday, pacing the catwalk at a Robert Cavalli show in Milan. The petite former Spice Girl, wearing a dazzling white dress, looked a little nervous on her catwalk debut but she was judged to have acquitted herself well. Some of the audience expressed surprise at how thin she was.

"I had taken part in lots of fashion events but I'd never really appeared on a catwalk," the 31-year-old celebrity said afterwards, explaining that she'd been asked to appear by Cavalli himself. Victoria, who has three sons, did not say whether it might be the start of a new career. Her solo singing career never took off after the Spice Girls went their separate ways in 2000.

A major pop celebrity in the UK and a longstanding fan of Roberto Cavalli creations, she has been a regular feature in recent years in British tabloids, partly because of her husband's alleged extra-marital affairs. The clothes she and her husband wear are generally closely scrutinised and not infrequently criticised.

Asked to list the best clothes with which to win a man, she had few doubts: "The ideal wardrobe to seduce a man is made up of things that are simple but sexy: high heels, tight jeans, clinging T-shirts."