Victoria Beckham and David Beckham attend the Le Chouchou Jacquemus Fashion Show at Chateau de Versailles on June 26, 2023 in Versailles, France.
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The launch of the Netflix docu-series “Beckham” has sparked a surge in discussions surrounding the former professional footballer David Beckham and his Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer wife Victoria. Caryn Welby-Solomon examines the enduring iconic status of this power couple.
With the release of the David Beckham docu-series, Beckham, on Netflix, there has been an increase in conversation about the former pro footballer and his Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer wife, Victoria. The couple seem to exist in a god-tier to other celebrities of their ilk. For a football player and member of a girl group to be so famous internationally seems almost far-fetched. Even today, in the time of social media and the globalisation of the internet, there is less focus on every minuscule detail of the private lives of top footballers like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. So, what makes David and Victoria Beckham so different?
The couple, affectionately known by their fans and the media as Posh and Becks, got together during a very precarious time within pop culture that made them blow up to iconic status. There has been a lot of conversation online about how they became so popular and who helped who increase their profile. But the truth is that David and Victoria were an alchemical mix, birthed in a time when celebrities’ every move was watched; they were an attractive match who got together when both were at the height of their fame and from that, they built a successful brand unlike any other
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