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LOVE-IN: In the spring issue of Love, which lands at newsstands on Monday, Giles Deacon lays down his needle and thread and picks up his pen to interview Victoria Beckham. Deacon goes easy on his pal, with a generous dusting of compliments, which are returned in kind. Beckham admits men’s wear is not in her sights. “I think Tom Ford is doing an incredible job…but it’s not like I can’t wait to do a men’s line. I love women. I’m a real girl’s girl,” she said, adding she had an “out-of-body experience” when she finally screwed up the courage to read the reviews of her collection.
Grateful for her face time with Deacon, Beckham says: “I’m just happy to have someone who wants to talk to me [about this]. Normally, David’s like, ‘Stop it, I don’t want to talk about clothes anymore! I want to talk about motorbikes and tattoos,” she laments.
It’s no wonder David regularly runs for the hills, because Mrs. Beckham has some clear ideas — à la Monty Python — about men and dresses.
“Do you not try your dresses on, then?” she asks Deacon, after telling him how important it is for her to test-drive her own collection. “I don’t know how men do it. I’m sure you must do it secretly.”
The issue, dubbed “Fashion Icons,” features eight different covers, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, of models including Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova and Lara Stone, and interviews with Donatella Versace, Calvin Klein, Azzedine Alaïa and Stella McCartney in conversation with Luella Bartley.
The 336-page issue carries 104 ad pages, which include Fendi, Celine, Valentino, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Loewe, Tom Ford and Lanvin.
— Samantha Conti