Victoria Beckham 'Screamed' When She Saw Beyoncé in Her Dress

03/27/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

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Victoria Beckham has clothed mega-watt stars like Michelle Williams and Eva Longoria in recent months. But seeing Beyoncé step out in one of her creations last week really put her over the edge.

“I was very excited when I saw it online,” Beckham told Extra last Tuesday at the ASCAP Latin Music Awards in Beverly Hills. “I screamed, and said, ‘Look, David, look!’ She was one hot mama, for sure.”

Though Beckham admitted she still gets “so excited” when she sees stars in her dresses, that Beyoncé moment seemed to top them all. “It was big for me,” the designer said. “She’s incredible, and also an artist that I have so much respect for. I’m a huge, huge Beyoncé fan.”

Beckham, whose namesake clothing line is drawing more attention and critical acclaim as time goes on, said she’s proud of herself — and of her team. “I’m really, really overwhelmed with how well everything’s gone,” she shared. “And I just want to make women feel good about themselves. I want to empower women, make them feel happy and confident and as long as women are out there buying the dresses, I’m going to carry on doing what I feel really truly blessed to do. I’m the luckiest girl in the world, I really am.”

Yes, she really is; as dashing husband David stood dutifully by her side during her Extra interview, all he could do was smile at — and compliment — his wife. “She always looks good,” he said, being sure to note her self-designed strapless black gown, too. “It’s an amazing dress, it looks amazing on her.”


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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Jessica on

I love Victoria. I love her style and I love her clothing line. I just wish she would design clothes average joes can afford, like me. :O(

Sophie on

Good for Victoria! I’d love to see a picture of her actually smiling. :)

EmmysMuM on

I think that’s one thing VB can actually do…style! She should stick to being a fashion designer for sure!

EmmysMuM on

I don’t like B’s shoes though. A sleeker heel would’ve been better than those chunky platforms!

sha on

She wants to “empower women” by looking like a stick figure. Start by eating a proper meal and promoting a decent body image before you try to empower anyone. And smile if you’re so damn happy!

Marie Mullin on

Good for designing clothes. She is stix thin .

suzy diamond on

Did she scream “take it off!” because she should have! Doesn’t do a THING for her.

barbarac102 on

I for one must disagree, that has zero style. If not for her name, who would promote this, sorry I disagree, it has nothing flattering about it. I wish I had money and a name. I know I could better, but I haven’t a famous name. The shoes with it make it even more frumpy. I am not a hater, just annoyed that so many are taken in by names.

barbarac102 on

Sorry to be ungreeable, but that is one FRUMPY look! The shoes with the cheap looking dress, gets me—why couldn’t I have a name or rich dad. I can illustrate and design but haven’t the name and money and can’t believe all here think this is attractive, I have seen better in dollar stores, for real. lol. And no, I am not a hater.

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