Fashion Icon Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham's new range of jeans have been branded "cheap" by her former fashion colleague. Rock and Republic's UK distributor, Robert de Keyser of Dekeyser Fashions, has slammed her latest designs, claiming they're over-priced. Keyser, who sold Victoria's Rock and Republic designs in Britain, said of her DVB jeans line: "The new Victoria Beckham range appears to be seriously over-priced for a line made, unlike other premium denims, in China out of a cheap fabric."Whatever Victoria learned from Rock and Republic appears to have been lost."However, a source close to the mother-of-three refutes his claims, saying:"Early samples were made in China but the main range is made in Canada. They are a must-have designer item and the materials and methods used to make them reflect that."Victoria, whose new jeans cost £125 ($250. 00)a pair, ended her association with Rock and Republic last year under a cloud of controversy.The company were said to be furious after she quit and wouldn't let her use the embroidered crown logo sewn on the pockets of the denim range.Victoria, 33, refuses to be drawn into the row and said she respects Rock and Republic. Her spokesman said: "Victoria had a happy working relationship with Rock and Republic and she's not going to start being negative about them now."