Victoria Beckham goes pantless for Karl Lagerfeld: tacky or high-fashion?

These are a few photos of Victoria Beckham’s photo shoot for Elle France. She was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld at 31 Rue Cambon, the home of Chanel (in Paris). She’s wearing her own designs on “the iconic Chanel staircase”. Is it just me or does Karl Lagerfeld need to STOP calling himself a photographer? He really doesn’t have a “photographic eye” – while Posh isn’t a supermodel or anything, these photos are extraordinarily boring even for a fashion shoot done by one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. Karl is an icon because he designs for Chanel and because of his hilariously bitchy and grumpy interviews – not because of his photography. Anyway, Posh was thrilled of course. She posted the photos with the message, “First pictures from my ELLE cover shoot with Karl Lagerfeld, a dream come true! X VB … At 31 Rue Cambon wearing my new optical collection on the iconic CHANEL staircase shot by Karl Lagerfeld! X vb”. Here are some highlights from Elle France piece:

Victoria Beckham says French people are “so chic” she sometimes feels like she is from the country. The singer-turned-designer features in the pages of French Elle magazine alongside legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld. The pair are posing at the former home of Coco Chanel, with Victoria gushing about how much the experience meant to her.

“I’m honoured to be here in Paris. I love Paris and the French style, so chic. Sometimes I feel a little bit French myself!” she said.

The star shot the images earlier this year, when she updated her Twitter fans on how much fun she was having. She is seen standing on some stairs next to Karl, with her hair in a demure chignon. She is wearing a black cape and the tiniest of briefs, with her long legs on display. A pair of high shoe boots finish the look.

In another she is seen in the same shorts, this time with a white shift tucked into them. She is wearing eyeglasses – perhaps from her upcoming range – and appears deep in thought.

“I am thrilled to shoot with Karl. I have so much respect for him and I find him so inspiring,” Victoria said. “To shoot in Coco Chanel’s apartment in the clothes of the house of Chanel is really a dream come true.”

Karl is the current creative director of Chanel and is known for his acid-tongue. It seems he has been charmed by Victoria, as he only had kind words for her.

“Victoria has an innate sense of style. She knows what she likes, and knows what is good for her,” he said.

[From The Belfast Telegraph]

She feels a little French? Should I speak for the French and say, “Posh, please.” First she was the very essence, the very archetype of British WAG-dom, and then she eased that look into a more American-ized, laid-back, un-fussy California style with English-mod influences, and now she’s trying to claim she’s got the soul of a French woman? No, Posh. You do not.

Still, I bet she proud to have been Karl Lagerfeld’s “muse” for a brief moment. Maybe Karl will speak to Anna Wintour on Posh’s behalf.

Photos courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld/Elle France.

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  1. val says:

    Okay don’t shoot me…I really like the pictures. Sexy but not slutty…you know what I mean?

  2. nikzilla37 says:

    She has the legs for it. I’m not mad at her.

  3. Eleonor says:

    Her tights aren’t like that.
    Posh is the only woman on earth who’s legs are photoshopped to make them look like there’s some meat there.

  4. Canda says:


  5. India says:

    She is so BORING.

  6. Co says:

    Love her!!!

  7. LisaMarie says:

    The pics arent horrible. Not liking the booties though. You know, I’d be a little less puzzled if Nuclear Wintour chose Vicki as an “it girl/muse” as opposed to the ones she actually picks. i.e. boobs legsly, sienna miller, etc. Those girls just dont scream fashion to me.

    But I wear scrubs on most days, so maybe I’m missing something…

  8. Hautie says:

    I love that Uncle Karl is wearing a traditional Chanel jacket. Too bad about those oddly pattern jeans.

    I am puzzled about when Victoria’s legs became long. Isn’t she about 5’6?

  9. lower-case deb says:

    i just wish hoof-shoes would just… go away already.

  10. bowers says:

    She’s cute but a bit misguided about the importance of some things such as fashion. Lagerfeld is a nasty old coot.

    • Trek Girl says:

      How is she misguided about the importance of fashion?

      If she spent all of her time on fashion, doing nothing else, not even working it into a career, then it would be misguided. But she had/has a successful music career that is actually ongoing, has a successful marriage so far, four beautiful children that she and her husband are seen with regularly, and she has a clothing line – that doesn’t seem misguided at all.

      There is absolutely nothing wrong with loving fashion and design – it is an art, after all, and can be worked into a career or it can be something that is simply enjoyed.

  11. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    This woman has had SO MANY detractors over the years and yet she soldiers on with her passion for all things fashion and can be credited for making Beckham a major brand. I’ve grown to quite like this little lady.

  12. dooliloo says:

    “It’s not a journey, every journey ends, but I go with Fashion.
    The world turns and I accessorize with it.
    Spicy Plans appear. Haute-Couture Dreams take over.
    And wherever I go, there you are, my PR luck, my Wannabe fate, my Posh fortune.

    Pout No. 5. Inevitable.”

    *”me me me me skinny bitch!”…says Karl through his teeth around the corner*

  13. Trek Girl says:

    High Fashion.

  14. MST says:

    I always thought this woman was rather average looking. And don’t get me started on Karl the Kreep. I know he LOVES this bag o’ bones.

    No offense to any French people here, but not all French people are sophisticated and elegant. I have been to France and saw slobs peeing in the street (the same streets were covered with dog crap). And yes, French women DO get fat.

    • Val says:

      French chic-ness is way overrated… there are as many badly dressed, tacky people here as anywhere else in the world!
      Maybe what passes as “Omg, so chic!” to foreigners, is seen as pretty bland and boring here now. I see countless girls with black rimmed glasses, red lipstick in black, or sailor-type tops and a cigarette,… it was nice the first hundred times, but now it’s like “Couldn’t you think of something else?!”
      The Brits are great for this, London is the place with interesting, creative fashion.

      Love Victoria and love the pics! They’re simple and they work.

  15. KellyinSeattle says:

    Love her! If I had legs like that, I’d walk around without pants, too.

  16. Roxy says:

    In the 1st pic, her feet look strange. Like Herman Munster boots. Karl is such a girl, gawd! I remember him fat with a little fan fluttering around his face all the time, but who could ever dislike him? LOL & I knew that was THE Chanel staircase instantly! Coco always sat there to watch her girls doing her shows. It would be amazing to have a photoshoot there.

  17. serena says:

    I would have appreciated a pair of pants.

  18. Happy21 says:

    A total snorefest. I don’t find her remotely sexy. Doesn’t she wear stuff like that to take her kids to school anyways? LOL, this doesn’t look like anything special to me.

  19. guilty pleasures says:

    Celebitchy, you need a ‘like’ button! Some of these posts are hilarious!
    I love Posh, from her short lived reality stint on US TV she came across as funny and self-deprecating.
    The pics are great, except I don’t think anyone can look glam with a camera pointing directly up their nose!!

  20. Stubbylove says:

    Love me some V Becks – beotch has got crazy legs – bring it on.

  21. Anna-fo-Fanna says:

    More pics of Choupette or GTFO, Karl.

  22. Louise says:

    I met her years ago when she was hauling herself around the Uk looking like Lara Croft with long hair extensions selling her record which didn’t make it to no:1 and she said she had meningitus. I have to say she was the thickest person I ever met. It always amazes me how far she got. If you meet her, her dumb as a plank vibe hits you from several feet away. Couple with being demanding about stuff then not wanting it. She had someone racing around for orange juice then she failed to take a sip. She already had drinks lined up and was only there an hour. She’s so dumb tho, that honey boo boo child is brighter than her. I truly mean that.

  23. Gretchen says:

    “She is wearing eyeglasses – perhaps from her upcoming range – and appears deep in thought”

    haha. In the eye of the beholder and all that, but really? “deep in thought”? It’s a nice enough photo, I just wish they weren’t trying to sell it as some genius epiphany moment…that’s a “to suck you off or not to suck you off” face, not a “currently contemplating chaos theory” face.

  24. salamanca says:

    She looks great.