Victoria Beckham praises creatives for providing ‘escapism’ amid coronavirus crisis

Victoria Beckham has praised creative industries for providing “escapism and inspiration” amid the coronavirus pandemic.The fashion designer took to Instagram on Monday to share a selection of images from her cover photoshoot for the April 2020 issue o…

Victoria Beckham has praised creative industries for providing “escapism and inspiration” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The fashion designer took to Instagram on Monday to share a selection of images from her cover photoshoot for the April 2020 issue of Vogue Mexico magazine.

In the accompanying caption, Beckham explained that the shots were taken last September, which feels like a “different reality and time” now.

“I had so much fun shooting for @VogueMexico in New York a few months ago with the most incredible team,” she posted. “I hope that our creative industries can keep playing their part in allowing all of us some momentary escapism and inspiration as we live through these unprecedented times.

“I hold the memory of this shoot day with great happiness and so I decided to share it – and Vogue Mexico have made sure you can download the April issue for free x I hope you enjoy it. x.”

In addition to helping provide some light relief for fans, the 45-year-old is donating 20 per cent of sales from her namesake clothing and make-up brands to coronavirus relief efforts.

Proceeds from online orders will benefit The Trussell Trust food bank charity in the U.K. and the Feeding America organisation in the U.S.

“We are committed to caring and supporting those on the front lines of the Covid-19 relief efforts – words can’t describe how thankful we all are for the bravery and hard work of everyone who is making significant sacrifices to keep us safe. We are in this together,” a spokesperson commented. “At Victoria Beckham and Victoria Beckham Beauty, we firmly believe that during these uncertain times, feeding yourself and your family should not be one of those uncertainties. We are committed to helping the most vulnerable people in our communities.”

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