Italian fashion giants Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have said their "friend" Victoria Beckham may well be a designer but they list her alongside high street names.
When asked in London this evening what they thought of new designers such as former Spice Girl Beckham, Gabbana said: "She's a friend. She make a good job but... for us, she don't make the same way like a fashion designer.
"She become after many, many, many different things. She's a designer but..."
When asked if he admired her designs, he said: "She's a fashion designer but it's another... it's different."
He added: "John Galliano is a designer... Alexander McQueen."
Dolce described them as "professional" designers, adding: "Victoria Beckham, Zara, H&M...there's a lot."