“When I had to walk the red carpet for War Horse, I had a rail of dresses to choose from, and I knew right away that the Victoria Beckham was the one was for me,” said 15-year-old budding starlet Celine Buckens. The actress was just one of many fans who showed up to Harvey Nichols on Friday night to celebrate the retailer’s collaboration with “Victoria by Victoria Beckham.”
Beckham had much to celebrate thanks to her successful showing at New York Fashion Week. Both of her collections were well received, winning praise from even the most cynical fashion editors—not to mention the buyers. The latter from both Harvey Nichols and Net-a-porter tell us that the Victoria line is selling at a fast clip.
Celebrating with her at the cozy dinner were Roland Mouret, Anya Rubik, Irina Lazeneau, Gordon Ramsay, Charlotte Dellal, and Olivia Palermo, as well as the designers’ parents, sister and niece. (David, unfortunately, must have been at home with the kids.) Tables buzzed about the astonishing success of the secondary line, one that despite aiming in a different direction is quickly becoming a red carpet favorite.
“The Victoria line speaks to my younger customer,” Beckham said. She added that it’s also “something that would appeal to those buying the ready-to-wear. It has allowed me to experiment with silhouettes, colors and prints and I am enjoying the opportunity to spread my wings a bit.”
As for what comes next, it sounds like the designer could use a break. “I have been completely focused on this for so much time now it felt there was a lot at stake when we showed in New York,” she said. “So it is such a relief to see how well it has all been received.”