Over the years there has been much debate surrounding whether Land Rover’s design director, Gerry McGovern and former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham should work together.
Land Rover however decided that it would be profitable to enlist Beckham for a Special Edition model of the Range Rover Evoque.
According to Daily Mail, the £80,000 car featured matt paintwork and vintage-inspired leather seats.
At the launch in 2012, Beckham said: “I’ve designed a car that I want to drive, a car I think David wants to drive.”
McGovern claims that Beckham exaggerated her role in designing the Evoque VB special edition.
These words were sufficient enough to enrage McGovern as Beckham’s role was in fact to use ‘restrained colour and detail changes’ without altering the general design. McGovern however believes that Beckham did not remain true to what she said.
Daily Mail adds that at a recent publicity event, McGovern said:
“I’ve forgotten more than that woman will ever know about designing – to be a car designer takes years. When we went to China to present it, she stood up in front of the world’s press and said, ‘When I designed this car…’ I said, ‘Victoria, that wasn’t on the script.’ She said, ‘Oh, I didn’t realise what I was saying.’ “
In an interview, Beckham mentions: ‘I wanted to really roll my sleeves up and get involved. I never just put my name on anything… I was very hands-on,’ concludes Daily Mail.