Victoria Beckham sues Rock & Republic
Pictured above: Victoria Beckham with Rock & Republic's Michael Ball and Andrea Bernholtz at the launch of her dVb range at Kitson in June 2005.
The woes of Victoria Beckham's dVb line continue with the news that she is suing Rock & Republic, the LA-based fashion label which once manufactured her denim range at £200 a pop. The Spice Girl is claiming that she is owed as much as £50 million by Rock & Republic following their split in June 2007. She parted ways with the fashion label after just two years, following rumours that her relationship with R & R designer/owner Michael Ball turned sour.
According to the Daily Mail, a High Court listing shows that Beckham Brand Ltd, a company set up by Victoria and David, has filed a legal claim against Rock & Republic last month for a compensation payout of earnings lost.
This is the latest knock for Victoria's dVb denim line which has been selling poorly in the U.S. and criticised by boutique owners, such as Fraser Ross of Kitson, for its disappointing performance.
Ross made headlines last month when he told the press that he was close to axing the range from his store due to Posh's lack of promotional work.
"We asked her PR people so many times for her to appear but she didn't. Celebrity lines are no different from an album or music tour. They have to be promoted to sell," he told People magazine.
Despite later retracting his comments, it is believed that if sales do not improve, Beckham's dVb denimwear line is likely to be dropped by many stores next season.
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