'Posh' Beckham cover girl for India’s Vogue

A handout picture of Victoria Beckham on the cover of Vogue India's November issue. REUTERS/Handout

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham graces the cover of Vogue India’s November issue, trading in her western outfits for a traditional Indian bridal sari.

“Posh” Beckham, the wife of British footballer David Beckham, chose several bridal outfits by Indian designers for the photo shoot, the magazine said in a statement.

“I have long been an avid admirer of the Indian fashion and lifestyle culture,” Beckham, 34, was quoted as saying.

The magazine’s fashion director said Beckham was thrilled to experiment with Indian bridal wear.

“She absolutely loved everything about it -- from the ‘maang tikka’ and ‘haath zeb’ (traditional Indian jewellery) to the gorgeous lehengas (traditional Indian skirt with embroidery),” said Anahita Shroff Adajania.

The magazine hits news stands on Friday.