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Sartorial leaders: David and Victoria Beckham’s fashion over the years

David Beckham was honoured for his style at the GQ Men of the Year awards.

The couple have had various looks over the years (PA).
The couple have had various looks over the years (PA).

By PA Reporters

Football star turned fashion icon David Beckham has claimed ownership for some of his past sartorial mistakes.

The former England football captain was honoured with the editor’s special award at this year’s GQ Men of the Year awards.

He joked: “My wife has been blamed for a lot of my outfits over the last 20 years but I can honestly say that actually it was all me.”

Some of his more famous off-the field-fashion moments include being pictured wearing a sarong in 1998 and the his-and-hers matching leather Versace outfits a year later.

Here is a look back at their most talked about fashion looks: 

In the Nineties, Posh and Becks were known for being dedicated followers of fashion, but the pair were ridiculed almost as much as they were admired, largely because of their penchant for matching outfits, like these beige and white ensembles at son Brooklyn’s second birthday party.

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The pinnacle of their twinning period came at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards in LA, when Victoria donned a white diamante-embellished corseted Dolce & Gabbana gown while David wore a white suit accessorised with a blinging crucifix necklace.

(Ian West/PA)

By the late 2000s the couple had toned down their look considerably, but they still loved a bit of colour coordination.

England and Manchester United footballer David Beckham and his fiancee Victoria Adams, of the Spice Girls, at the launch of the Aida project a Disney stage musical written by Elton John and Tim Rice. The launch took place at the Whitfield Recording Studios, London.

At the Sport Industry Awards 2007, Victoria rocked a chic LBD while David looked dapper in a black velvet tux jacket.

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In 2010, Victoria launched her eponymous designer label and quickly gained the respect of the fashion industry.

The following year, the couple attended the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge while Victoria was pregnant with daughter Harper, and were named among the best dressed guests.

(Fiona Hanson/PA)

Now, two decades after their nuptials, Posh and Becks have completed their transformation from fashion victims to icons, but we love that they still wear matching outfits on the red carpet – albeit much more stylish ones than in the Nineties.

(Ian West/PA)

Over the years, David has also made some interesting choices when it comes to his hairstyles and headwear.

David and Victoria Beckham leave Heathrow for Japan.

The sports star has sparked a few fashion hair trends in his time from his days wearing corn rows to his late nineties “floppy curtains” do.

England captain David Beckham at a press conference before leaving Awaji Island after England’s 2-1 defeat by Brazil in the World Cup quarter finals. *24/06/02 David Beckham who was, named the top celebrity trendsetter, ahead of Robbie Williams. The soccer idol whose shaved head, mohican and fin hairstyles have inspired thousands of copycat looks, topped the league in a national poll. Geri Halliwell former Spice Girl bandmate of Beckham’s wife Victoria was reckoned to be the biggest bandwagon jumper in the poll by mobile phone firm One.Tel *22/08/02 David Beckham has signed a multi-million pound deal to publish his first real autobiography, it was announced today, Thursday 22nd August 2002. The England and Manchester United player promises to reveal details of his career and private life in my own words for the first time, up to the end of the 2002-03 season. The book, to be published by HarperCollins in autumn 2003, follows Dean Freeman’s photographic portrait of the superstar in Beckham: My World, which first hit the shelves two years ago. See PA 0430 SHOWBIZ Beckham. PA Photos THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE.
England and Manchester United footballer David Beckham, talks to the press outside the Portland Hospital in London after his wife Victoria gave birth to a son, the couple’s second child, named Romeo.

David has also been made an ambassador and a president of the British Fashion Council in recent years.



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