Must Read: Victoria Beckham on Her Spice Girls Clothing Budget, Karl Lagerfeld Taps Into Bridal Jewelry

Plus, Kanye West's Pastelle is set to launch May 14.
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Victoria Beckham. Photo: Xaume Olleros/Getty Images

Victoria Beckham. Photo: Xaume Olleros/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Friday. 

Victoria Beckham on Spice Girls... and her wardrobe budget
At the Vogue 100 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Victoria Beckham revealed several things about her days as Posh Spice — including the fact that her microphone was frequently turned off so that fans could only hear the other girls singing. (Awkward.) The designer also admitted that she had the biggest budget for her outfits. "I was always the one that loved fashion and... the girls always used to get their clothes for free because they were crap and so there was a lot of budget for me to have my little Gucci dress." {The Sun}

Karl Lagerfeld signs licensing deal for bridal jewelry
As usual, Karl Lagerfeld is showing no signs of slowing down. The seemingly tireless designer, who recently presented the Chanel cruise collection in Cuba, has signed a licensing deal with jewelry manufacturer Frederick Goldman Inc. for the production and distribution of bridal jewelry under his namesake label. The first collection will be unveiled at the Luxury by JCK jewelry show in Las Vegas, and will hit stores this September. {WWD}

Brioni to show during couture week
Brioni will present its first collection under Creative Director Justin O'Shea, formerly the buying director of MyTheresa, during Paris Haute Couture week in a "see now, buy now" format. The "Paris One" collection will reference Brioni's "handmade prêt-a-couture heritage" while still emphasizing the label's lifestyle offering. Prior to O'Shea, Brendane Mullane served as the creative director. {Fashionista inbox}

Kanye West's Pastelle to launch this month
Before Yeezy and The Life of Pablo, there was Pastelle — Kanye West's streetwear-inspired line that never quite came to be. According to an inside source, however, Pastelle will now launch May 14, with Ian Connor as creative director, who's been teasing it on his Instagram (see here and here). {Hypebeast}

Burberry looking for a senior executive
Burberry is reportedly looking for a senior executive, who can assist Christopher Bailey "on the marketing and retail side, who has a good understanding of the business and knows exactly where they want to take the company." In May 2014, Bailey (already the head designer) took on the role of CEO of Burberry. {Finacial Times via Vogue UK}

Burberry, Coach, Cartier have strong digital presences in China
Business intelligence agency L2 released its "2016 Digital IQ Index: Luxury China" report, ranking the most digitally savvy luxury brands in the market. Rounding out the top four were Hong Kong-based jeweler Chow Tai Fook, Burberry (which was the first luxury brand to open a store in Tmall in 2014), Coach and Cartier. Other brands in the top 10 include Chow Sang Sang (another Hong Kong-based jeweler), Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci, Valentino, Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton. {WWD}

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