Geri Halliwell Masterminds Her Iconic Spice Girls’ Union Jack Dress


Just one secret fashion designer! Geri Halliwell, also known as Ginger Spice, shared that she was the mastermind behind her iconic Union Jack Dress which became a big hit during the 90’s.

In an interview published on Thursday, March 19, the 47-year-old star revealed Vogue to that she didn’t expect the reaction that was going to come after the tea towel was partnered to that Gucci dress in black. She said that the ’90s is more alike to the ’60s as it has a very appealing sense of music and fashion.

In 1996, after the release of their first album in 1996, the Spice Girls was composed by its members namely Ginger Spice (Halliwell), Scary Spice (Melanie Brown), Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham), Sporty Spice (Melanie Chisholm) and Baby Spice (Emma Bunton). The girl group has its record on the rise and performed on the 1997 Brit Awards.

Halliwell looked back to her perfect and adorable performance dress that night. Her dress ended up being the fashionable and sexy Union Jack dress which began with being a modish Gucci black dress. The singer said that the dress looks like the 1950s’ Marilyn-shaped swimming costume which was a design from Tom Form who was at that time working together with Gucci. However, the dress didn’t give that impact on the singer and wants to add the British Flag. But, she knew anyone is not meant to cut up a flag, so she decided to use a Union Jack tea towel as a substitute to stitch over her Gucci dress.


Her sister Natalie Halliwell was the one who helped her to sew the tea towel to the dress. Geri added some more touches like a giant peace sign on the back to deliver the message to celebrate all cultures. She shared that she was over overwhelmed waking up the next morning with her photos wearing that dress lying on every front page of newspapers. She added that the dress became a symbol of girl power. She is very proud she started seeing the British flag in a lot of fashion. Geri was also the one responsible for the show-stopping red go-go boots that she wore on the awards show just last year.

Geri noted that has always been a secret fashion design in her own little ways. However, on anything she scrambles on, she never guessed how the look would be perceived.