Victoria Beckham has found herself in a row with a Land Rover executive over claims she designed one of their swankiest cars.
Back in 2012, Posh Spice said she ‘designed a car [she wanted to drive]’ when she collaborated on the launch of the Range Rover VB Evoque.
But Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern seems a bit peeved by Victoria’s self-proclaimed addition to her CV.
Speaking at a publicity event, McGovern, 61, rubbished claims that the Spice Girl designed the limited edition motor, which cost £80,000.
According to the Mail on Sunday, he said: ‘I’ve forgotten more than that woman will ever know about designing – to be a car designer takes years.
‘When we went to China to present it, she stood up in front of the world’s press and said, ‘When I designed this car…’ I said, ‘Victoria, that wasn’t on the script.”
McGovern reportedly added: ‘I didn’t want to work with her after that.’
At the car’s launch in 2012 at Beijing’s CAFA Art Museum, Victoria said: ‘I’ve stayed very true to myself. I’ve designed a car that I want to drive, a car that I think David wants to drive.
‘I brought a naivety to this project, and you can really tell that I designed it.’
Land Rover’s designers claim that the now 43-year-old was brought in to introduce ‘restrained colour and detail changes’ to the Evoque.
On VB’s limited edition car, of which only 200 were sold, rose gold accents were introduced on the rims and grilles, while it boasted leather seats, matte black paint, and luxury trimmings of mohair – basically, enough to make the cars from Pimp My Ride look like old bangers.
Lucky owners also received a leather luggage seat and a leather wallet holding the owner’s manual, signed by Victoria.
However, sources have claimed that the fashion designer never claimed to design the VB Evoque, telling Metro.co.uk: ‘Victoria never claimed to design the car, that would have been ridiculous and disrespectful to the car engineers, she designed a limited edition interior and that interior was clearly discussed time and time again in all the global media that went hand in hand with the car’s launch.’
Well, with her music career, fashion empire and role at the head of one of the world’s most famous families, we don’t think Vicky needs to pad out her CV much.
And considering she sold her own VB Evoque three years after getting one, we’re not sure there’s much love lost.