D&G: Victoria Beckham Is A High St Designer
Dolce and Gabbana have appeared to question their "friend" Victoria Beckham's credentials as a designer - by listing her alongside high street names.
The Italian fashion giants, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, were in London attending the star-studded launch of The Glamour Of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 exhibition, at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
When asked what they thought of new designers such as the former Spice Girl, Gabbana said: "She's a friend. She make a good job but ... for us, she don't make the same way like a fashion designer.
"She become after many, many, many different things. She's a designer but ... "
When asked if he admired her designs, he said: "She's a fashion designer but it's another ... it's different."
He added: "John Galliano is a designer ... Alexander McQueen."
Dolce described them as "professional" designers, before adding: "Victoria Beckham, Zara, H&M ... there's a lot."
Dolce said Italian fashion and British fashion are "completely different", describing the latter as "more cool, more trendy".
The exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum shows designs from the 1940s up until the modern day, with pieces from labels such as Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre, Gucci, Missoni, Versace, Fendi and Prada.
It runs from April 5 until July 27.