The Beckham Family often turn out in full force to lend their support to the matriarch of their family, and Sunday was no exception. The star’s family sat front row with pride during the Valentine’s Day unveiling of her latest collection, which was held at 25 Cipriani Broadway during New York Fashion Week. And little Harper was the one who managed steal the limelight, showing off her style credentials with chic ponytail plaits and a gothic inspired getup, consisting of a cute black dress and a matching cardigan.
The four-year-old tot looked adorable as she joined her father David and brothers Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 13, and 10-year-old Cruz at the showing. Football ace David wore a dark jacket over a matching jumper and trousers, while his lookalike son Brooklyn wore a blue blazer over tight jeans.
Model Romeo cut a suave figure in tailoired suit, teamed with a crisp white shirt and a blue silk tie. Meanwhile, young Cruz opted for a plain T-shirt and a distressed pair of black jeans, which was paired with a chic grey scarf and a dark overcoat.
Turning heads as they passed by, the handsome family appeared to be to be in fantastic spirits as they headed to the grand venue for the runway parade. The family show of union landed on Valentine’s Day, which is especially poignant considering ongoing rumours about their marriage.
It emerged last week that the pair will spend a staggering six months apart as Victoria continues to expand her brand across the globe, with new stores in China, followed by the UAE and America. However, the mother-of-four seemed more confident than ever before, ditching her security blanket of glamorous dress and sky-high heels for a casual beige and cream knitted jumper, styled further with ankle-length black trousers and plain white trainers.
Ahead of the show, Victoria took to her social sites to post a snap of her daughter, with the caption ‘Line up almost ready x vb #VBAW16’. With its Great Hall boasting 65ft high ceilings, marble columns, inlaid floors and Italian neo-renaissance murals, the Lower Manhattan landmark was the perfect choice for the show. David and the children are front row regulars at the talented designer’s Fashion Week shows, and despite their busy schedules, the school holidays mean her husband and all of their children could jet in for her latest runway. According to Look magazine, the former Spice Girls singer has been working around the clock to perfect her new collection.
‘Victoria is under so much pressure running her fashion empire. The amount of work she puts in is astronomical,’ a source told the magazine. ‘Victoria’s work schedule is absolutely insane. She regularly gets up at 4am, taking calls from Los Angeles, and scrapes by on just four hours’ sleep,’ the source added.
Victoria debuted her first collection of dresses to a dubious industry in 2008. With only 400 dress made for the first season, the former pop star didn’t aim to high. However, she blew the fashion world away with her sleek, feminine, well-made designs, easily recognisable as ‘Brand Beckham’ thanks to signature additions such as a zipped-up back. Her shows soon became one of the hottest seats at New York Fashion Week, where she has shown two collections a year ever since.
This year, figures filed at Companies House show that the turnover from the her and David’s joint incomes totalling £65.8 million. Victoria’s clothing range and related activities made £34.5 million, overtaking David for the first time, with his income bringing in £17.2 million. The business has boomed since opening in 2008, with her first store opening on London’s Dover Street in 2014. She is set to open a space in Hong Kong next year, and is hoping to follow with stores in Dubai, New York and Miami.
Speaking about her team to the Daily Telegraph, she explained: ‘I have a great team of people who work with me. I’m not doing this on my own. ‘I think we have grown in confidence. I dress differently now to how I did then. I wear looser dresses, flat shoes. I can express myself in a different way. ‘I want to evolve each season. I never want to be one of those brands where people know what they’re going to see. I always want an element of surprise. ‘One thing I never want to do is copy what anybody else is doing. I have a signature, and it’s very important to me to stay true to that.’