Victoria Beckham wowed audiences with her latest show, held in the iconic Parisian location formerly owned by Karl Lagerfeld. This collection stands as the pinnacle of her work to date.
The muses were undoubtedly on Victoria’s side this season, as she presented a flawless and authentic collection that showcased her signature style without missing a beat.
The show opened with a touch of drama at the magnificent Paris hôtel particulier, marked by a surprise appearance by Kim Kardashian, sending shockwaves of excitement through the fashion world and prompting a flurry of security personnel to ensure her safety.
Once the initial frenzy subsided, the cast took center stage, starting with a captivating series of daytime looks. These outfits, meticulously crafted from simple cotton and jersey materials, featured ingenious wire rims strategically placed within necklines and armpits to create a distinctive silhouette.
For the boardroom, Victoria introduced impeccably tailored felt wool suits with elegantly flowing trousers, alongside cinched-waist parkas ideal for inclement weather.
In a post-show interview, Victoria revealed her inspiration: «I used to be a ballerina, and my vision for this collection was to encapsulate the journey of a dancer throughout her day and life.» This influence was evident in her reinterpretation of dancers’ leotards as ribbed knits paired with matching cardigans, as well as the bold introduction of pirate boots.
The collection also aimed to capture the way dancers elongate their legs using oversized socks, achieved through the use of wire rims in the initial looks, creating a dynamic sense of movement and gesture.
For evening attire, Victoria unveiled a selection of stunning silvery slip dresses, semi-sheer chiffon columns, and bias-cut gowns, perfectly suited for glamorous red carpet appearances. These dazzling pieces found an ideal backdrop in Lagerfeld’s former mansion, a poignant connection as Ralph Toledano, former CEO of Lagerfeld’s eponymous brand, now serves as chairman of Victoria Beckham’s fashion house.
After enduring several financially challenging years, the London-based brand has made an impressive turnaround, consistently launching profitable products. Each show attendee received a flacon of Beckham’s new fragrance range, featuring evocative names such as «Suite 302,» «San Isidro Drive,» and «Portofino 97,» conjuring cherished memories.