Victoria Beckham turns 40: From Posh Spice to fashion designer

Victoria Beckham: From Posh Spice to award-winning fashion designer.
Victoria Beckham: From Posh Spice to award-winning fashion designer. Photo: Neil Munns/PA Wire and Morgan Dessalles/ABACAUSA.COM

Spice Girl-turned-fashionista Victoria Beckham celebrates her 40th birthday today.

Beckham has been a trendsetter throughout her career, whether it be as a singer, Queen Wag, mother or fashion designer.

Here are some key moments on her journey from Posh Spice to award-winning fashion designer.

The Spice Girls Mel C, Emma, Mel B, Geri and Victoria perform at the Brit Awards in February 1997.
The Spice Girls Mel C, Emma, Mel B, Geri and Victoria perform at the Brit Awards in February 1997. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire
The Spice Girls meet Prince Charles and then-South African President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria, South Africa in November 1997.
The Spice Girls meet Prince Charles and then-South African President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria, South Africa in November 1997. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Spice Girls meet the Queen at The Royal Variety Performance in December 1997.
The Spice Girls meet the Queen at The Royal Variety Performance in December 1997. Credit: PA/PA Wire
The then-Victoria Adams and David Beckham announce their engagement in January 1998.
The then-Victoria Adams and David Beckham announce their engagement in January 1998. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire
David and Victoria Beckham wear 'those' matching leather outfits at a Tommy Hilfiger party in February 1998.
David and Victoria Beckham wear 'those' matching leather outfits at a Tommy Hilfiger party in February 1998. Credit: EMPICS Entertainment
Victoria Beckham makes her catwalk debut for designer Maria Grachvogel's Autumn/Winter 2000 Collection.
Victoria Beckham makes her catwalk debut for designer Maria Grachvogel's Autumn/Winter 2000 Collection. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Victoria and David Beckham at The Prince's Trust Benefit concert in Hyde Park in July 2000.
Victoria and David Beckham at The Prince's Trust Benefit concert in Hyde Park in July 2000. Credit: REUTERS/Pool
Victoria Beckham and Dane Bowers perform Out of Your Mind with True Steppers in August 2000.
Victoria Beckham and Dane Bowers perform Out of Your Mind with True Steppers in August 2000. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Victoria Beckham and fellow 'Wags' the now-Cheryl Cole and Coleen Rooney watch England at the 2006 World Cup.
Victoria Beckham and fellow 'Wags' the now-Cheryl Cole and Coleen Rooney watch England at the 2006 World Cup. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
The Spice Girls promote their third concert tour as Victoria Beckham sports the blonde 'Pob' (Posh bob) in June 2007.
The Spice Girls promote their third concert tour as Victoria Beckham sports the blonde 'Pob' (Posh bob) in June 2007. Credit: PA/PA Wire
Victoria Beckham sports a crop as she and Jennifer Lopez watch the Marc Jacobs show at New York Fashion Week in September 2008.
Victoria Beckham sports a crop as she and Jennifer Lopez watch the Marc Jacobs show at New York Fashion Week in September 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Victoria and David Beckham with their sons Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo (l-r) in December 2010.
Victoria and David Beckham with their sons Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo (l-r) in December 2010. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Victoria and David Beckham arrive at Westminster Abbey for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Victoria and David Beckham arrive at Westminster Abbey for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Credit: Jon Bond/PA Wire
Victoria and David Beckham arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in February 2012.
Victoria and David Beckham arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in February 2012. Credit: REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Victoria Beckham takes a cab during the Spice Girls performance at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony.
Victoria Beckham takes a cab during the Spice Girls performance at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Victoria Beckham and her fellow Spice Girls launch the short-lived musical Viva Forever
Victoria Beckham and her fellow Spice Girls launch the short-lived musical Viva Forever. Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment
Victoria Beckham and daughter Harper watch David Beckham play for Paris Saint-Germain in March 2013.
Victoria Beckham and daughter Harper watch David Beckham play for Paris Saint-Germain in March 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Victoria Beckham was named Woman of the Decade at last year's Glamour Awards.
Victoria Beckham was named Woman of the Decade at last year's Glamour Awards. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Victoria Beckham is awarded a Bambi trophy for fashion from fellow designer Karl Lagerfeld in November 2013.
Victoria Beckham is awarded a Bambi trophy for fashion from fellow designer Karl Lagerfeld in November 2013. Credit: Michael Kappeler/DPA/Press Association Images
Victoria and David Beckham strike a pose for Vogue Paris' Christmas issue, which she guest edited.
Victoria and David Beckham strike a pose for Vogue Paris' Christmas issue, which she guest edited. Credit: Vogue Paris