These are a few photos of Victoria Beckham’s photo shoot for Elle France. She was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld at 31 Rue Cambon, the home of Chanel (in Paris). She’s wearing her own designs on “the iconic Chanel staircase”. Is it just me or does Karl Lagerfeld need to STOP calling himself a photographer? He really doesn’t have a “photographic eye” – while Posh isn’t a supermodel or anything, these photos are extraordinarily boring even for a fashion shoot done by one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. Karl is an icon because he designs for Chanel and because of his hilariously bitchy and grumpy interviews – not because of his photography. Anyway, Posh was thrilled of course. She posted the photos with the message, “First pictures from my ELLE cover shoot with Karl Lagerfeld, a dream come true! X VB … At 31 Rue Cambon wearing my new optical collection on the iconic CHANEL staircase shot by Karl Lagerfeld! X vb”. Here are some highlights from Elle France piece:
Victoria Beckham says French people are “so chic” she sometimes feels like she is from the country. The singer-turned-designer features in the pages of French Elle magazine alongside legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld. The pair are posing at the former home of Coco Chanel, with Victoria gushing about how much the experience meant to her.
“I’m honoured to be here in Paris. I love Paris and the French style, so chic. Sometimes I feel a little bit French myself!” she said.
The star shot the images earlier this year, when she updated her Twitter fans on how much fun she was having. She is seen standing on some stairs next to Karl, with her hair in a demure chignon. She is wearing a black cape and the tiniest of briefs, with her long legs on display. A pair of high shoe boots finish the look.
In another she is seen in the same shorts, this time with a white shift tucked into them. She is wearing eyeglasses – perhaps from her upcoming range – and appears deep in thought.
“I am thrilled to shoot with Karl. I have so much respect for him and I find him so inspiring,” Victoria said. “To shoot in Coco Chanel’s apartment in the clothes of the house of Chanel is really a dream come true.”
Karl is the current creative director of Chanel and is known for his acid-tongue. It seems he has been charmed by Victoria, as he only had kind words for her.
“Victoria has an innate sense of style. She knows what she likes, and knows what is good for her,” he said.
She feels a little French? Should I speak for the French and say, “Posh, please.” First she was the very essence, the very archetype of British WAG-dom, and then she eased that look into a more American-ized, laid-back, un-fussy California style with English-mod influences, and now she’s trying to claim she’s got the soul of a French woman? No, Posh. You do not.
Still, I bet she proud to have been Karl Lagerfeld’s “muse” for a brief moment. Maybe Karl will speak to Anna Wintour on Posh’s behalf.
Photos courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld/Elle France.