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The crowd at Victoria Beckham's presentation on Sunday snickered, chattered, and generally refused to take her seriously. For Robin Givhan, their bad behavior was a metaphor for the way the fashion industry treats female designers: "But while there seem to be countless young men in the fashion pipeline who have been anointed as the next great designer, the women who are their contemporaries seem to be quietly plugging along, without much fanfare and certainly without the labels of 'darling,' 'wunderkind' or anything else that suggests they have some kind of genius struggling to escape." [The Daily Beast]