Designs for pop star Victoria Beckham's new fashion range have been stolen from the London headquarters of label Rock + Republic.

Police have been called in to hunt down the samples of two mini-skirts and two pairs of jeans - and sources are convinced a fashion spy is responsible.

An insider says, "There were plenty of other clothes in the showroom, so the thieves knew exactly what they were looking for.

"This will put everything on hold and end up costing Rock + Republic at least $1.8 million (GBP1 million).

Distributor ROBERT DE KEYSER says, "The Victoria Beckham lines are an obvious target for fashion espionage."

30/06/2005 01:50