Victoria Beckham on The ViewVictoria Beckham has revealed she wants her fashion line to be a celebration of womanly curves – despite being a rail thin size zero. The Spice Girl turned designer showed off the latest looks from her new Autumn Winter 2010 collection on US TV show The View earlier this week. She said: ‘For me, colour is always important. So I’ve got some strong colours this season. It’s about texture, and also a lot of drapery. ‘And I just want to celebrate a woman’s curves. Although, you’re right, I don’t have that many myself.’

Host Barbara Walters said: ‘I didn’t say anything!’ Victoria added: ‘I want to celebrate a woman’s curves. I love a woman’s body and I want to make women look and feel fantastic.’ Victoria Beckham on The ViewShe then showed off several looks from her fall collection, including her handbags, to applause from the studio audience. She said the bags were aimed at working mums – which means that they are ‘chic’ as well as spacious. She also joked that she plans to stick with designing, rather than return to her singing days with the Spice Girls. Asked by Barbara Walters if she planned to perform again, Victoria, 36, joked: ‘I don’t think so. I was never really that good anyway!’

She also told how she would love to dress America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama. She said: ‘I would love to. You know, I dressed Sarah Jessica Parker for an event at the White House so I’m getting there. I’m in the door!’ She also beamed with pride as Walters showed off the front page of fashion industry bible Women’s Wear Daily [WWD], featuring one of Victoria’s designs. The mother-of-three said: ‘It’s been a real whirlwind. To be on the cover of WWD is such a big deal.’

Explaining that she designed it herself, she said: ‘With this dress that was on the cover it was me in my studio, with a metre-and-a-half of parachute silk, draping it on myself and tying it in a knot and saying, “OK, what do I think?” ‘And to look at where it started and see it on the cover, it is incredible, it really is a dream come true.’ Victoria Beckham's Fall 2011 Collection on The ViewShe also set the record straight about comments she refused to use size zero models for her fashion shows. ”The tabloids said that I said that, and in actual fact I didn’t,’ she said. (Sorry! We correct our previous misinformed article here).

‘However it is something that I do agree with and take into consideration every season. I take my position very seriously. ‘For me so long as the girls are healthy, aren’t too young and [are] fit, that’s what I’m looking for. I don’t want a really, really skinny model.’ She admitted that she was a size zero herself – but said she was healthy. She said: ‘I work out, I eat healthily, I’m running around after three children.’ Article by Daily Mail *     *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *       *       *      *      *      *      *      *
Lauren updated me on this piece of Victoria Beckham news! I think there’s an important point here – just because Victoria isn’t a woman who fits the “curvy” profile doesn’t mean that she can’t help embrace the acceptance of larger bodies. And she’s doing the right thing – she’s not turning down women who are naturally thin – she’s going for healthy – which is a great image to send to younger girls and women all over. Coming from a high profile celebrity like Victoria, this could be a very powerful thing!

I also love how she embraces herself – she knows that she’s small but she is a woman and just loves women’s bodies – slim or not. Those who don’t carry the stereotypical curves (such as pronounced breasts and rounded hips) are still every bit as womanly as more shapely women. Being naturally thin, she may not ever understand what it’s like to be plus-size or have a little extra weight, but she’s admirable for not letting it define her personally or dictate the direction of her career.