Victoria Beckham's eponymous fashion empire is a global operation and her collections are pure luxe on every level, every season.
But the 40-year-old, mother-of-four has revealed "for a long time there I was a bit of a laughing stock" in an interview with The Business of Fashion magazine.
"Everybody said, 'Well it's never going to work because a celebrity can't do a line [but because] everyone thought it was going to be rubbish [it took] the pressure off a little bit".
Speaking about before she released her first line of dresses: Beckham said: "There were no expectations. I didn't expect it to be any other way. I didn't go into this to prove anything to anybody other than myself."
Not only does VB know the score when it comes to power dressing women, but she's elegant and ever-immaculate in her role as fashion entrepreneur, and controls every aspect of her business and her position in the limelight.
"I like to try to control how much I'm seen. I don't want to go out and be photographed every day, you know," she said.
LOVE LA BECKHAM? Take a look through this gallery to see some of her most fabulous catwalk designs. Think first ever collection right through to Autumn/Winter 2014.
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