Victoria Beckham first became known for the tiny black dresses she wore as Posh Spice, the unsmiling and supposedly snobbier member of nineties girl group the Spice Girls. (In the movie Spice World, she asks her cohorts which to wear: "The little Gucci dress, the little Gucci dress, or the little Gucci dress?") In 1999, she married hunky soccer star David Beckham and began pursuing a number of fashion design projects, including her own denim line with Rock & Republic and later an eponymous fashion collection that has since won accolades from the high fashion community — no small feat for a former pop star. A walking advertisement for her label, which specializes in sculpted, sexy-yet-prim designs that flatter a woman's figure, Beckham favors ladylike, impeccably-tailored dresses, always worn with a towering heel. See her fashion evolution in our slideshow.