Victoria Beckham toasts her Paris triumph (and thawing of wedding feud) with shots of £600 tequila
It was a double celebration for Victoria Beckham in the City of Love.
Her first-ever Paris Fashion Week show was made all the better by the thawing of the feud with daughter-in-law Nicola Peltz, who cheered her on from the front row.
To mark the occasion, Mrs Beckham, who is said to be ‘overjoyed’ at the attendance of Miss Peltz and her eldest son Brooklyn, knocked back shots of Don Julio 1942 tequila – which costs £600 per bottle.
The 48-year-old also treated guests to a steak and chips dinner at her favourite restaurant Girafe, which is close to the Eiffel Tower.
However, the designer – who dressed for the occasion in a £982 midi gown from her own collection – enjoyed a rather healthier meal of steamed fish.
Shortly after showing off her Spring 2023 fashion range on the catwalk, Mrs Beckham led her own fashion parade, made up of husband David and daughter Harper, as she left her £12,000-a-night hotel, La Reserve, to make her way to the after-party.
Mrs Beckham led her own fashion parade, alongside husband David, as she left her £12,000-a-night hotel, La Reserve, to make her way to the after-party
She teamed her bright green dress with striking red open-toe sock boots, costing £955 from her label, while the former England footballer opted for an ice blue suit and a cross-body man bag.
Meanwhile, 11-year-old Harper wore a £2,000 silk-and-lace dress from her mother’s 2021 collection, with a pair of bright yellow trainers.
The Beckhams’ other two sons – aspiring popstar Cruz, 17, and footballer Romeo, 20 – also attended the celebratory dinner, with Cruz in double denim and Romeo in black cargo trousers and a sweatshirt.
Among the celebrities on hand to help Mrs Beckham mark the occasion were Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria, as well as supermodel Gigi Hadid, who had earlier starred in the show.
Mrs Beckham’s parents Jackie and Tony were also there, along with staff from her fashion label.
To mark the occasion, Mrs Beckham knocked back shots of Don Julio 1942 tequila – which costs £600 per bottle
Although Brooklyn and Nicola attended the catwalk show, they did not join the party at Girafe, instead choosing to meet some friends.
Like his brothers, Brooklyn embraced a low-key look for the evening, appearing in jeans and a jumper, while Nicola paired a tight leather dress with gravity-defying white platforms.
Despite their absence from the dinner, sources close to the Beckhams say there has been a ‘thawing’ in the frosty relations between the former Spice Girl and her son’s new wife.
They admit that ‘time has been a great healer’ for the once-close family after a rift developed following the lavish wedding of Brooklyn, 23, and 27-year-old heiress in Florida in May. The bride later claimed Mrs Beckham changed her mind about designing her wedding dress.
‘If Brooklyn and Nicola didn’t want to be [at the show], they wouldn’t have been,’ a friend said. ‘Families are complicated and there was a real culture clash between the two sides and things couldn’t be sorted out because of the thousands of miles between them all.
‘But as soon as they were in the same room, things felt a lot better.
‘Who knows from here but it has certainly put smiles on David and Victoria’s faces. They adore their children and losing their close relationships is their worst nightmare.
‘It was breaking both of their hearts. They tried to deal with the whole fallout with kid gloves. Now they think they’ve made a breakthrough.’