Victoria Bartlett, born in Gloucester England, first launched her fashion career by obtaining a degree in Fashion Design from the London College of Fashion. Graduating from an institute known for teaching tailoring and craftsmanship, Victoria honed fashion skills including drafting, illustrating, designing, and a full range of fashion techniques.
Victoria's professional life began, while working for a couturier in London, promoting couture designs for the elite classes. Following this, she worked for several hip British designers. Departing London to New York, this prologue led to the birth of her own small collection with a partner, under the name of BC. Pausing from the production element of fashion, Victoria moved onto fashion illustration before eventually settling in fashion directing, where she is known as somewhat of an industry celebrity.
Her career has spanned a wide range of positions and opportunities. She was a fashion editor at Conde Nast Allure prior to becoming the coveted Fashion Director at Large for Interview Magazine. She has created fashion editorials for ID, Italian Vogue, L'uomo Vogue, BIG Magazine, Pop, The Face, Visionaire and V, French Vogue, and Dutch amongst others.
Victoria has styled and dressed celebrities such as Madonna, Courtney Love, David Bowie, Debbie Harry, Lil' Kim, Hillary Swank, Chole Sevigny and others. Her talent and eye fostered long term working relationships with Bjork, and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. In addition, Victoria has lent a professional hand to a number of advertising campaigns including DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Calvin Klein, Ferre, Allesandro Del'Aqua, Mui Mui, and Kenneth Cole. She has consulted for the aforementioned designers along with Versace, Versus, Trussardi, Miu Miu, Byblos, Christian Lacroix, Alessandro Dell'Aqua, DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Miss Sixty and a long term consultant for Armani Exchange both campaigns, lookbooks and shows. Victoria was also the fashion director at large for Theory's women's and men's collections as well as their accessory line.
In the Fall/Winter 2003 fashion season, Victoria Bartlett introduced her latest project VPL, Visible Panty Line. The line, like the designer, is a reflection of individuality. With a wide range of press coverage and international sales, VPL received accolades and recognition from the most seasoned fashion professionals.