EARLY BIRDS: Victoria Beckham — aka Posh Spice — is a real fashion devotee. She got on a plane straight after a concert in London late Tuesday in order to make Roland Mouret’s show early the next morning. “Of course I’m tired,” said Beckham. “That’s why I’m wearing sunglasses.” Beckham said she’d depart later the same day for Manchester for the Spice Girls’ next gig.
Meanwhile, Simon Fuller, the British entertainment entrepreneur who is Mouret’s partner in his new label, RM (and the Beckhams’ manager), said he has a few fashion-related projects brewing, including an “interactive” scheme and another in which Mouret will collaborate with other designers to broaden the scope of his brand. Fuller declined to give details.
JETTING AROUND: Don’t expect Becca Cason Thrash to succumb to jet lag. “I arrived in Paris and hit the ground running,” said the Texas socialite at a party in her honor hosted by furniture and accessories designers Ria and Yiouri Augousti, attended by the likes of Suzanne Saperstein, Glenda Bailey and Neiman Marcus’ Ken Dowling.
And it seems couture has a bright future, given today’s brand-conscious youngsters. “Imagine, my nine-year-old son asked if he could have his birthday party at the Armani Café,” said Rebecca Carcelle, who circled the party with her hubby, Yves Carcelle. “I gave him a simple answer: ‘No!’”
CONFESSIONS ON A RUNWAY: Chanel’s couture show Tuesday attracted an eclectic mix of women from film and music, including Cécile Cassel, who stars in the forthcoming British romantic comedy “My Last Five Girlfriends.” “I’m one of the five ex-girlfriends — they’re not mine,” Cassel said. The French actress is now filming an HBO biopic about Coco Chanel, where she plays one of the designer’s actress friends. “She was the first actress to really help Chanel,” said Cassel.