After all these years, Posh and Becks still do it best.
When it comes to A-list power couples, no one has dominated both the fashion and pop culture worlds quite like the Beckhams. After getting together in the ’90s while they were both at the top of their games — David as one of the U.K.’s star football players and Victoria as one-fifth of the world’s biggest girl groups ever — David and Victoria Beckham quickly became a style force like no other.
Along with fame, Posh and Becks each brought a unique sense of style and love of fashion (and designer labels!) to the relationship. In the Netflix documentary series Beckham, the now-retired footballer’s former teammates reveal that David was notorious for quickly spending his paycheques on designer clothes, while Victoria’s cool-girl Posh Spice image was always carefully curated down to every last little Gucci dress.
Now, more than 20 years later, the couple’s decades-long romance has seen football championships, chart-topping Spice Girls singles, the creation of Victoria’s world-renowned eponymous fashion label, four children, and countless unforgettable fashion moments.
So, to honour years of perfectly coordinated (and often very “of the moment”) red carpet and street style looks, here’s our round-up of Posh and Becks’ most unforgettable style moments.
When: January 1998
Where: Manchester, England.
What makes it so memorable: While announcing their engagement to the public, the pair opted for matching all-black ensembles and fashion-forward winter coats that truly allowed Victoria’s gorgeous new ring to shine. Honourable mention goes to David’s quintessential ’90s hair.
When: June 1999
Where: The Versace Club Gala Party In London
What makes it so memorable: A round-up of David and Victoria Beckham’s style moments just wouldn’t be complete without this iconic outfit. The head-to-toe matching leather ensembles just scream Y2K power couple and, with both David’s football career and the Spice Girls still in their prime at the time, who better than them to rock this look?
When: September 1999
Where: Backstage at a Whitney Houston concert
What makes it so memorable: While their coordinating velvet tops and denim bottoms complement each other nicely, it’s their almost-identical fringe haircuts that take the spotlight. How does that saying go again — the couple that styles their bangs together stays together?
When: July 2001
Where: Elton John’s Aids Foundation Annual White-tie and Tiara Ball
What makes it so memorable: David’s ascot and pocket square perfectly complemented the burgundy satin fabric of Victoria’s rose-accented dress — a match made in Y2K heaven!
When: May 2003
Where: The MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet
What makes it so memorable: Both Victoria’s trendy corset dress and David’s cross necklace managed to make these cleverly coordinated, all-white looks appear both angelic and edgy at the same time.
When: June 2003
Where: New Tokyo International Airport
What makes it so memorable: No, this photo isn’t an ad for the power of a meticulously tailored mid-aughts blazer. After getting off a long flight, the Beckhams looked impeccable strolling through Tokyo’s airport in matching blazers and denim looks.
When: April 2004
Where: The Royal Albert Hall in London
What makes it so memorable: While Victoria’s black piratecore corset dress stole the show, David’s accessories brought their ensembles together. Relying on unconventional outfit add-ons like a stack of rosaries and a black bandana in his back pocket, these accessory choices somehow worked to balance out the edge factor of both of their looks. Y2K, baby!
When: September 2008
Where: Macy’s Herald Square in New York City
What makes it so memorable: The Beckhams’ trend-forward style upgraded these all-grey ensembles into two elevated looks. While Victoria’s sky-high leather platform boots are a standout, there’s something about how her mini-dress complements David’s light grey striped suit so seamlessly.
When: February 2012
Where: Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood
What makes it so memorable: While Victoria strategically added the black belt around her sleek strapless dress to complement David’s tux, the real star of this look is the sizeable emerald ring she’s sporting — which, allegedly, is one of several engagement rings David has gifted his wife throughout their marriage.
When: June 2023
Where: The Jacquemus Fall 2023 show in Versailles, France
What makes it so memorable: Looking as in love as ever, the couple arrived at Jacquemus’ Fall 2023 fashion show at the Palace of Versailles in quintessential European summer style. David’s tan-coloured blazer and pants set artfully showed off his famous tattoos, while Victoria stunned in an asymmetrical light pink dress and signature sunnies.