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Bathing Belle Beckham: Victoria Models Swimsuits In Harper's May Issue

28/03/2012 12:19 | Updated 22 May 2015

So you've seen Victoria Beckham looking very pretty in Prada on the May cover of Harper's Bazaar? Good! Now let's have a sneak peek at the rest of the swimsuit-themed shoot and the accompanying interview, including her fashion crush (FYI it's the same as ours), how being pregnant affected her designing and winning big at the British Fashion Awards:

Bathing belle Beckham: Victoria models swimsuits in Harper's May issueImage by Camilla Akrans for Harper's Bazaar
Bathing belle Beckham: Victoria models swimsuits in Harper's May issueImage by Camilla Akrans for Harper's Bazaar

Interview highlights:

On being crowned Designer Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards:

"When they read my name, I was genuinely not expecting it. It was an out-of-body experience. It was like my heart was going to jump out of my body. I came offstage and said, 'I cried three times, I didn't thank the people I wanted to thank, I was really rubbish'. But I think people saw the real me... and the truth is, I would have felt much more comfortable in my pyjamas with the kids and David in a hotel watching it on TV."

On the problem of designing while expecting Harper Seven:

"We always joke that we have this fabulously gorgeous 17-year-old model who is six-foot-whatever and then I say 'OK, I'm going to put it on. I stand for the general public here.' It's how I work. I found it really difficult when I was pregnant and I couldn't do that. It's part of the process - I'll stand here in my knickers and start draping fabric over myself. It was very hard when I didn't have my body."

On who she'd most like to be trapped in a lift with:

"I'm quite obsessed with Tilda Swinton. I find her intriguing, very stylish, she clearly understands fashion."

On David Beckham's underwear line for H&M:

"David created it, we own it and H&M does the distribution. It makes sense business-wise and it has integrity, because David has designed it all himself."

On the designer who most astounds her:

"Prada, I'm absolutely blown away. Everything she does is genius. I've never met her, but everything she does – not just the hair, the make-up, the shows – everything about the brand impresses me."

Given the latter point, we'd say it's rather fortuitous that Mrs Beckham's cover shot involves one of Prada's slinky swimsuits, eh?

Full feature appears in the May issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, on sale Monday 2nd April

Bathing belle Beckham: Victoria models swimsuits in Harper's May issueImage by Camilla Akrans for Harper's Bazaar

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