In a brand new video for Vogue, Ginger Spice – aka Geri Halliwell – stated why she determined to public sale off all of her outdated wardrobe to Sotheby’s after her divorce from the Spice Women, together with her iconic Union Jack gown.
Geri Halliwell, extra generally generally known as her alter ego “Ginger Spice” from the Spice Women, just lately gave a cheeky interview with Vogue, during which she broke down 11 of her most iconic vogue appears of all time – and naturally, you’ll be able to’t take into consideration Ginger Spice with out instantly conjuring a picture of her legendary Union Jack mini gown.
She revealed some attention-grabbing data, nonetheless – after she separated from the band in her mid-twenties, she made the rash determination to promote each piece of clothes and memorabilia she collected whereas within the group.
“It was like a divorce,” she stated of her break up from the Spice Women within the video. “And what occurs after we get divorced girls? A few of us reduce our hair, a few of us promote every thing. And I believed, proper, I will promote every thing.”
From there, Geri says she auctioned off lots of her most memorable gadgets from her time within the Spice Women with Sotheby’s. “I needed to do some good on the identical time,” she stated, “so I bought all of my garments, together with that Union Jack gown, and I did a charity public sale, and we bought it – which was nice for the charity, so I used to be moderately happy about it.”
Within the video, she additionally defined how that iconic Union Jack gown got here to be, particularly after her stylist advised her that it wasn’t an excellent wardrobe alternative for Ginger.
She stated that Union Jack gown, for her, is an effective reminder to have “follow-your-gut intuition.” In spite of everything, Ginger Spice’s hair is *just about* the origin of the cash piece coiffure – simply have a look at that incredible blonde streak in entrance of her blazing pink hair – so we would belief her type opinions.
“On the time, the stylist stated to me, ‘I do not assume you need to put on that,'” referencing a Union jack tea towel that Geri needed to place over her Gucci gown that she was meant to be sporting for the BRIT Awards in 1997.
Though her stylist stated no initially, Geri clearly ended up successful that battle – because the Union Jack gown, nonetheless to at the present time, is without doubt one of the most iconic vogue appears of all time, actually. For her pink platform boots, she revealed that she truly ended up utilizing a can of spray paint to make them that brilliant pink hue. “They had been barely chipping a bit,” she stated, referencing the spray paint on the boots.