By Lauren Paxman
They wear it well: Elle Macpherson and Victoria Beckham is one of the latter's designs
They are both working mothers who turned a very successful first career into an even more credible second one.
And the common ground shared by Elle Macpherson and Victoria Beckham has made them close friends... and fashion rivals.
Anyone who assumed that Elle Macpherson - the supermodel they call 'The Body' - had no qualms about her figure, will be surprised to learn that she thinks Victoria pulls off some dresses better than she does.
While Victoria loves to promote her eponymous label by wearing her own dresses, it might actually be counter-productive as she wears them so well.
Elle generously said: 'Unfortunately when you see her in a dress and then you in a dress, you think, "Oh gosh, better not pick that one!"
The Body clearly admires the new mother as well as her designs, she told the Daily Record : 'I think Victoria is one of the smartest businesswomen around.
'She has really taken that brand and followed her dreams when people said she couldn't do it and that's what I really love about her.'
Elle could be said to have done the same.
Elle said of Victoria's designs: 'They're really beautiful, they're timeless and they
come to the knee. For me, they make the body look amazing and they're very simple'
The 48-year-old is the face of TV series Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model and also has her own Lingerie label, Elle Macpherson Intimates, and beauty range 'Elle Macpherson – The Body'.
And her first choice for many of the photo opportunities her busy career presents her with is Victoria Beckham's frocks.
She said of Victoria: 'She's always been fascinated and passionate about fashion and she found the best people she could to make dresses that fit like a glove.
Big fan: Elle's first choice for many of the photo opportunities her busy career presents her with is a Victoria Beckham dress
'They're really beautiful, they're timeless and they come to the knee. For me, they make the body look amazing and they're very simple.
'They really embody the way that I like to dress and she has really tapped into it and does it better than anybody.'
And it's not just the dresses that Elle approves of.
'Her jeans line is wonderful, her sunglasses line is great, she's a present mother and a supportive wife,' the model gushed.
'You know, she's a good girl.'