STUDENTS at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design had been told that a high-profile guest was coming in to talk to them today, but the speaker’s identity was a closely guarded secret. Rumours spread like wildfire around the College with whispers of Rihanna, Kate Moss, Karl Lagerfeld – even Ryan Gosling.
“I hope I’m not a disappointment,” quipped Victoria Beckham to the audience as she arrived on stage.
Far from it. Instead she spent the hour that she was with them chatting eloquently about her career to date, some of the lessons that she’s learned, and her amazingly busy life as both a mum, a wife and a fashion designer. The students grabbed the opportunity to bombard her with questions and came away inspired by her humility, her humour and her “if I can do it, anyone can do it,” message.