Land Rover designer slams Victoria Beckham
\"I\'ve forgotten more than that woman will ever know about designing,\" said Gerry McGovern.
Victoria Beckham won't become a brand ambassador for Land Rover anytime soon. The former Spice Girls member stepped on the toes of company design boss Gerry McGovern during a model presentation.
In 2012, Land Rover teamed up with the fashionista for a limited-edition Evoque. During the launch event, Beckham said "I've designed a car that I want to drive, a car that I think David wants to drive," according to British newspaper The Daily Mail.
Her comments might have gone over a little bit better had she put her name on a Jaguar, or BMW. McGovern is extremely outspoken, and he fired back.
"She didn't design the car. I've forgotten more than that woman will ever know about designing. To be a car designer takes years," he said last week. This is the first time McGovern has spoken about the incident in public.
He said he called out Beckham privately right after the presentation, and pointed out that her comments weren't on the script. She allegedly replied that she didn't realize what she was saying. "I didn't want to work with her after that," he concluded.
Introduced in Beijing, the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham (pictured) received a hand-finished matte paint, gloss black accents, specific 20-inch alloy wheels, and rose-gold plating on the grille as well as on the badges. Inside, it was decked out with vintage-inspired leather, mohair floor mats, and more rose-gold-plated accents.
Production was limited to just 200 examples, including one for Beckham herself, and the first vehicles were allocated to the Chinese market.