David Beckham has dismissed any suggestion his wife Victoria had been responsible for some of his controversial fashion choices.
The former England football captain is arguably as famous for his style as he is for his achievements on the pitch, but not all of his outfits have been well-received.
In 1998 he was pictured wearing a sarong while walking hand-in-hand with Victoria at the World Cup in France, while the couple were later mocked for their matching leather Versace outfits in 1999.
Some of Beckham’s many hairstyles – including cornrows, bleach blonde highlights and a buzz cut – have also come in for criticism.
However, Beckham dismissed the idea Victoria – now a renowned fashion designer – was responsible for his clothing.
Speaking at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, he said: “My wife has been blamed for a lot of my outfits over the last 20 years but I can honestly say that actually it was all me.
“At the end of this I get made an ambassador and a president of the British Fashion Council so I must’ve been doing something right.”
Beckham, 44, was joined by Victoria, 45, and the couple’s oldest son, 20-year-old Brooklyn, at Tuesday’s star-studded ceremony at London’s Tate Modern.
The ex-Manchester United winger was honoured with the editor’s special award.
In his acceptance speech, he thanked his long-time friend Sir Elton John for helping him throughout his career and said he was “proud” to work with charity Unicef.