Although it's pretty much a given that life for the students of the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London was always going to be a bit more glamorous than everyone else’s, even they were in for a treat when they heard that Victoria Beckham was coming to speak to them today.
Victoria addresses the students on college professor Susie Forbes' treadmill desk (image: Twitter, Victoria Beckham)
Vogue reported that prior to the event, the identity of the guest was kept a strict secret. The college’s principal, Susie Forbes, noted that "rumours spread like wildfire around the college with whispers of Rihanna, Kate Moss, Karl Lagerfeld — even Ryan Gosling."
Victoria spoke to the group, first saying, "I hope I'm not a disappointment," although she could not have been more wrong. After speaking intently about her career as a fashion designer, as well as how she juggles motherhood, a business and marriage all so seamlessly, she was inundated with questions.
As Forbes wrote in Vogue today, the students were "inspired by her humility, her humour and her 'if I can do it, anyone can do it,' message."
No doubt her discussion at Condé Nast about being the head of a self-made brand reflected her staunch beliefs in the need for women leaders to be taken more seriously. Ms Beckham has recently joined forces with Beyoncé and Jennifer Garner to promote new campaign Ban Bossy with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg which is fighting to "ban the word bossy" and improve the attitude towards women in positions of power.
(image: Twitter, Victoria Beckham)
The former pop star has come a long way from her early days as a celebrity to become a highly revered fashion designer within the industry and celebrated one of the most well-reviewed shows at New York fashion week in February. No doubt her insight today to the Condé Nast students was pretty inspiring.