She smiled. She was emotional. She was in a dark but happy place. Victoria Beckham, renowned for her morose and deadpan demeanour could not keep it all bottled up as she tearfully took her bow at the end of her debut catwalk show at London Fashion Week.
Her eponymous label marked its 10th year anniversary with a limited-edition capsule in celebration of the brand’s milestone. The sixteen-piece collection included a new Eva suede clutch with chain detail and a new version of the Eva pump in white leather. Both items feature in the brand’s current advertising campaign, modelled by Victoria herself.
Shot by Juergen Teller, the images recall the iconic campaign Teller shot 10 years ago, in April 2008, which saw Victoria featured in a series of tongue-in-cheek images for Marc Jacobs. Oversized sunglasses, handmade in Italy, come in either a black acetate or a tortoiseshell frame with graduated lenses. The 10th Anniversary Collection also debuts a new range of fashion jewellery, including a brass whistle pendant necklace, a red leather bracelet and a chunky brass signet ring. Hand-crafted in Italy, they come embossed with a discreet “VB” monogram.
On the runway, veteran model Stella Tennant, 47, opened the show descending from an ornate staircase at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Mayfair. Stand-out pieces included skinny pants slit at the bottom and oversized jackets. Beckham later signed limited edition tee-shirts and served customers on the till at her flagship shop next door as a noisy protest against her alleged use of fur gathered steam outside. Proof, if one was ever needed that she has truly arrived.