Monday, December 7, 2009

Victoria Beckham' Spring 2010 Collection to debut on the Black Market

This breaking news flash sent shivers down my spine. Perhaps it was a draft,maybe I'm still in shock. At the risk of making light of a bad situation, I'm sorry for the loss of said collection and even sorrier for the hapless thieves who assume they'll get rich off this pointless heist. To steal a sample collection and think it's a veritable ATM machine just goes to show you how gullible the public has become. Jewels have resale value. A tepid , over-hyped and poorly conceived dress collection, by a well known celebrity, is more a curiosity than a cash cow. Even more so, when most people with taste would choose something else to invest their money in.The photo to the left was taken when Posh was trying to wrap her mind around just what had happened.

According to Vogue:"Victoria Beckham was said to be distraught this weekend after up to 75 dresses from her spring/summer 2010 collection were stolen as they were on route to US department store Neiman Marcus in an attack on a delivery van. The dresses, said to be worth up to £350,000, were taken at knife-point from the driver after their collection from 19 Entertainment's head offices in west London on Thursday. The driver was not seriously hurt but was left bruised and shaken following the attack."

There are already conflicting stories on the mechanics of the robbery. One source said the driver was held at gun point. The other said he was knocked to the ground as the robbers burst from inside the van. Closed circuit cameras caught the heist but sadly the footage was out of focus and was ultimately useless. I'd be shaken too after a close encounter with the ultimate fashion desperados. My guess is that van driver will be even more frightened when the robbers find out that their haul is basically worthless. Maybe this is all a publicity stunt to get attention for a collection that I said earlier was more likely to grow hair than sell at 80% off.

The three images of Posh dashing with Hermes bags were the shots taken as she tried to decide what to wear to the crime scene. Personally, I thought the first was the most compelling......

"This operation was meticulously planned. The thieves must feel they can make a fortune selling the collection on the black market," a source told the Daily Mail. "Victoria was informed straight away about the incident and was shocked and deeply saddened, although her first priority was the well-being of the driver." That's a comfort knowing that Victoria's first priority was the van driver's well-being. Some PR statements have the most patently false ring to them......

"Beckham's spokesperson said it was hoped the spring/summer 2010 collection could be remade in time for delivery to Neiman Marcus before its launch and confirmed police were investigating the incident."

With the retail business as rough as it is , this is a horrible mess for any company/collection. It's so tough to do business, less so if you have a celebrity tag stapled to the frocks, but still very competitive. Just when you get a major break and have one of the premier department stores as your platform and then lose your collection is rotten luck. I would guess the clothes will be remade in a flash. I saw the collection and it was one that could easily be remade in a matter of days. There was little artistry or complexity to it. There were a core of about 6-8 shapes that were repeated over and over and over again. Victoria should rest easy and focus on the insurance claim that will surely net her more than she would have gotten had the clothes hit the racks this week. This way maybe it will be a benefit to her backers and to herself.

In situations like these , we all need to remember that God has neither a favorite Press Secretary, Golf Champion or Celebrity Fashion Designer.

These machine gun packin' babes are the prime suspects at this moment. Don't move from your monitors. This STORY IS HOT.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not gonna knock Posh...that's too easy and too banal. This story really bothers me tho because it shows just how desparate things are getting. The idea of some truck driver being held at knifepoint and hijacked is definitely alarming.

I guess all this super priced merch in folks' faces for these recent years was simply too much for someone. I hope they're caught.

brooksie

AS said...

Hey Fluff. I find interesting you had the Posh Spice story right after the Blogger "fear" story. In the end, it all boils down to the situation of press or the media. Everything is a cooked story. I am sure they will be able to spin the thief story way further.
A couple of years ago a comic whose name I forgot said something close to this "we should be worried when news become entertainment and entertainment become news". I don't think it could be said better, but it might explain the interest in blogging and the lack of interest in magazines.

Anonymous said...

Fluff, your most hilarious piece yet! LOL

NIGEL NO TRENDS said...

Perhaps she's a modern day Jacqueline De Ribes. After all, does success really have anything to do with hard work?

Old School Brand said...

This can't be real! You have to be making this up right? I mean, Really!
what is the world coming to? This stuff is prime for a soap!

P Adhikari said...

A fine movie story it sounds like!I just pray that the clothes at least have some demand in the "black market"!!lol

P Adhikari

www.fashionfifthavenue.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

her implants make me feel more sad for her than the loss of her collection.

Anonymous said...

you most be on a holiday! no? please, update your site. Victoria's story is so whatever and unimportant. I am sure there is much better things to write about. it's pre fall season, right? throw us a bone.

AS said...

Brooksie - I tried to reach you via my blog but here I am. Check out "Paris-LA magazine" there is a shoot with Olivier T. and some pictures are very good. The one with with the Raf Simon Snake top piece is great, it almost looks like the piece is a second skin. It is strange to see him as a model, but it works...

ParisBreakfasts said...

When I heard Tom Ford on NPR(?) talk about women today as pumped up and hardened, who else better represents the grapefruit-breasted bunch than Posh.
Good riddence to her so-called creations I say.
Who needs it?

Anonymous said...

It's amazing people think this whole thing was real. Simon Fuller (her manager) was clearly behind this PR stunt. It's amazing these simple stunts still work.