New York - The former singer turned fashion designer was said to be in a state of shock this morning at news that stunning winter coats made of monochrome 'fun fur' have tested positive for contaminated badger pelts from a British cull aimed at halting the spread of Bovine TB according to Our Reporter on the Catwalk.
Luckily none of the offending garments form part of the VB Winter 2013 collection of fripperies designed around her own anti-animal cruelty crusade.
However the New York Toast fashion critics rat pack has been quick to pick up on the controversy and has plunged the knife in suggesting some serious plagiarism issues concerning the badger fur clothing aping VB's distinctive monochrome winter coats range.
"Which came first, the dodgy Brit badger coat or the VB Originals Winter Opera Cloak?" the Toast's first lady of glad rag criticism Argenta Stiletto commented citing the designer's previous outdoor wear collection of classic donkey jackets as a moot point.
The short buttoned coats are typically made of unlined black or dark blue wool and were once a favorite garment worn by UK blue collar workers as a work jacket suitable for harsh Brit winters.
"Yeah, but how many donkeys had to die as part of Victoria Beckham's haute couture vision?" Stilletto added.
A classic VB 'reefer' or smoking-jacket retails around $5,000.