Despite her broken foot, Victoria Beckham couldn’t stop smiling last night as she proudly watched the show of her latest collection during Paris Fashion Week.
However, it wasn’t just professional pride behind her smile: it was the fact that she was surrounded by her family.
Her husband David, 48, accompanied her, along with her daughter Harper, 12, and sons Brooklyn, 24, and Cruz, 19.
But for Victoria, there was one person in the front row whose presence especially warmed her heart: her daughter-in-law Nicola Peltz.
Victoria Beckham appears during the presentation of her Fall-Winter 2024/2025 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week
The former Spice Girl, who recently injured her ankle during a gym workout, flashed a big smile even as PETA activists stormed the catwalk furious at the brand’s use of leather.
Dressed in a tight thigh-length red VB dress, Nicola cheered along with the rest of the stylish crowd – something 18 months ago Victoria never thought she would see as a row that threatened to tear her family apart.
Nicola’s support was even more heartwarming after it emerged a few weeks ago that Victoria’s son Romeo, 21, and his model girlfriend Mia Regan had split.
Mrs Beckham, who was very close to Mia, also 21, and used her as a muse for her brand, was devastated.
The success of the show at the Salomon de Rothschild Hotel in central Paris was briefly marred by activists from animal rights group Peta, who stormed the catwalk with signs reading “Viva Vegan Leather.”
The show resumed after security guards led away the protesters, who were wearing T-shirts with the slogans “Animals are not fabric” and “Turn your back on animal skins.”
The Mail can reveal that those who know the Beckhams say Nicola and Victoria, who was on crutches after injuring herself while exercising on Valentine’s Day, are “super close”, something the former Spice Girl is said to be “delighted in.” “. ‘.
Brooklyn Beckham (left) and Nicola Peltz pictured leaving their hotel in Paris
Victoria’s son Brooklyn, 24, and daughter-in-law Nicola Peltz, 29, also dressed to impress.
David was seen leaving his hotel for the show with his daughter Harper and son Cruz.
A source said: ‘Mia and Victoria have always been the two closest; in fact, Mia was by her side during the fight with Nicola and was a constant support. While Romeo and Mia are still friends, it’s not the same for Victoria, so she is very relieved to have Nicola in her life now.
“Victoria is all about family and has longed to have close relationships with her children’s partners.”
Reconciliation has been quite a journey. A clear froideur took over the relationship during the preparations for Nicola and Brooklyn’s wedding in May 2022.
Speculation was rife at the time, but it seemed problems began after it emerged that Victoria didn’t have time to make Nicola’s wedding dress.
Instead, the bride wore Valentino and later gave an interview insisting that abandoning Victoria’s offer was not intended as a snub against her new mother-in-law.
Nicola said: “I was going to do it and I really wanted to do it, and then a few months later she realized her workshop couldn’t do it so I had to choose another dress.” However, last month, Nicola, 29, seemed to put all breakup rumors to rest once and for all, when she described her mother-in-law as a genius for designing the white trouser suit she wore on the red carpet for the premiere. from his film Lola.
And just a few days ago, Victoria had teased her fans that her daughter-in-law was going to appear on the runway at the long-awaited fashion event when she posted a photo on Instagram of the couple at a fitting.
Alongside the selfie, something that would have been inconceivable two years ago, the fashion designer wrote: ‘Pre-show preparation and fittings in Paris!! Kisses @NicolaAnnePeltzBeckham xx.’ While it may have been a way to get additional publicity for the event, the couple is certainly closer than ever.
A day later, the American actress was seen wearing the Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2001 biker jacket that belonged to Victoria when she was better known as Posh Spice.
The former singer wore it along with checked jeans and tinted aviator glasses to stand on the terraces of Old Trafford and watch Manchester United be crowned Premier League champions in 2001, when Brooklyn was just two years old.
Perhaps it was confirmation that Nicola had finally received the key to her mother-in-law’s wardrobe, something other women in their twenties can only dream of. The two women are also said to be in constant contact despite living thousands of miles apart – Nicola in Los Angeles and Victoria living mainly in London.
Brooklyn is said to be “excited and relieved” that his wife and beloved mother have buried the hatchet. A source says “time was a great healer,” but now the two women are “very close.”
Things began to change after Brooklyn and Nicola’s star-studded wedding in Florida almost two years ago, and Nicola is now said to “love” spending time with the Beckhams, who she sees as a “much smaller family.” and welcoming” than her. own.
The Peltz clan is huge (Nicola has seven siblings), so hanging out with Chez Beckham is “relaxing” for her. A source said: “While the Beckhams are seen as A-list, in reality, compared to the Peltzes, being around them is much calmer.” Nicola really loves that. It’s a place where she can relax. They enjoy weekends together at the Beckham family home in Oxfordshire, where they spend Sunday afternoons enjoying roast dinners and laughing over vodka cocktails.
Nicola also introduced the Beckham family to her favorite memory game, called Fish Bowl.
Her own upbringing was very different from that of her husband. She is the daughter of billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz. He has been very controversial at times and is a big supporter of Donald Trump.
Victoria Beckham, 49, didn’t let crutches or protesters ruin her big night as she was supported by most of her famous family during her Paris Fashion Week show at the city’s chic Saint Germain on Friday.
Peltz is the subject of controversy in the United States, where he is trying to win two seats on Disney’s board of directors, something that executives there are resisting.
But historically, they have been seen as a powerful American family and for some time the Beckhams were said to feel inferior.
Friends of the Beckhams believe the power dynamic has changed, especially as they become more established in the United States.
A source said: ‘David and Victoria felt like poor relations when they spent time with the Peltzes. They are so used to being the richest and most famous. “Now the Beckhams are happier with themselves, there has been a big shift in power.”
And if there’s one more thing about domestic life that would make Victoria even happier as she prepares to turn 50 next month, it would surely be if Nicola gave her the gift of a grandchild.