The Story Behind Ginger Spice’s Union Jack Minidress


Geri Halliwell Horner, affectionately known as Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls, spoke with Vogue about her iconic Union Jack minidress, what girl power meant in the ’90s, and what it means to be sexy in your 30s.

“The ’90s is very much like the ’60s. It has a real strong flavor,” says Geri. “The music was great. The fashion was great. You had the Calvin Klein simplicity, the tracksuits, Kate Moss, Oasis, the Spice Girls. It was a really, really flourishing time.” Imagine being in your 20s in the ’90s? What a time. The Spice Girls first album came out in 1996, and it was a huge success. Geri’s life was just starting, and she got an incredible opportunity to perform at the BRIT Awards. Geri knew this was the beginning of something major, it was her moment, and she was going to make the most of it.

“I remember this little black Gucci dress got presented to me,” Geri recalls. “It was a…

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