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Geri Halliwell Tells the Story of Her Iconic Union Jack Spice Girls Dress - Watch! (Video)

Geri Halliwell Tells the Story of Her Iconic Union Jack Spice Girls Dress - Watch! (Video)

Geri Halliwell is explaining the history of her most iconic look.

The Spice Girl, best known as Ginger Spice, told the story of her iconic Union Jack dress in a video feature for Vogue.

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Geri discussed how the Spice Girls were preparing for their debut Brits performance in 1997, and how she wished to spice up a black Gucci dress that was presented to her by stylists. Inspired by the actual awards ceremony, she opted to go with a British flag.

“I don’t know if this is true, but you’re not meant to cut up a flag…so I found a tea towel. My sister did it, she was better at sewing than I am,” she revealed.

After a stylist said no and warned her that it could be seen as racist and associated with far-right nationalist group, she added a peace sign to the back of the dress.

“I was like, oh my goodness…no, stop. We celebrate all cultures. So that’s why I put the peace sign on the back…and then the actual performance, we had our backs to the audience, so you could see the peace sign…I think we found power in each other. That was the whole point of the group.”

“I woke up the next morning, and the picture of me in that dress was in the front page of every newspaper. That dress really became the identity of what girl power stood for. People would wear their own version of it. Suddenly, you saw the British flag on a lot of fashion…I’ve always been, like, a secret fashion designer,” she remarked.

Watch Geri Halliwell explain…

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