Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) was appointed Creative Director at Range Rover yesterday, amid much pomp and ceremony.
Her new position was announced at a lavish party held to celebrate the brand's 40th birthday, at The Orangery at London's Kensington Palace.
At the party, a new sleek and stream-lined model was unveiled, the Range Rover 'Evoque'. Posh's first job will be to design the interior for a Special Limited Edition and she said that she was 'very excited' at the prospect.
Despite having no formal training, Mrs Beckham was offered the position after being introduced to the car company by Alexandra Shulman, the editor of Vogue magazine, that well known motoring journal?
Much is expected from this collaboration, or example of 'it's not what you know it's who you know.' The Land Rover and Range Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern said that Mrs Beckham had been chosen for the position because of her knowledge of fashion, trends and luxury goods. There was no mention of her experience within the automotive industry specifically, although Posh and Becks have owned a number of Range Rovers and other luxury vehicles.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, when asked about her debut project, she replied simply 'I don't know where to start'.
We predict that the Limited Edition Evoque will include such tasteful options as monogrammed head-rests, shag-pile carpet, a mock-velvet or fluffy dashboard and perhaps a mirror ball dangling from the roof!
She seemed more animated when discussing her other projects, currently in the pipe-line. Apparently, Mrs Beckham's design company has been awarded a contract by the Government to redesign the interior of the ageing fleet of Trident Nuclear Submarines. She said that she had already purchased a considerable quantity of 'delightful curtain material from Versace in gold and duck-egg blue', which she thought would 'be perfect'.
An observer pointed out that, whilst not being certain, he did not believe that windows were a major design feature in the average nuclear submarine.
Undeterred, Mrs. Beckham suggested that the material could always be used on her other major project.......a commission from NASA to update the interior of the space shuttle.
At that point this reporter made his excuses.......and left!