Fashion took a backseat at New York Fashion Week on Sunday when 2-year-old Harper Beckham was seated in the front row at her mom's runway presentation. The youngest child of Victoria Beckham and athlete David Beckham sat on her dad’s lap next to American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, among other famous fashion faces, and made headlines for stealing the show.
Victoria Beckham, a fashion designer and former singer for the girl group “The Spice Girls," was the first to share the news that her toddler daughter was receiving the coveted spot to view her Spring/Summer 2014 collection presentation. “All eyes on Baby Harper at #SS14”, wrote Beckham on Twitter, also sharing a personal photo of the child sporting a top knot and sleeveless dress while Wintour, 63, looks down at the child with a smile. Reuters photographers also captured the toddler reaching for Wintour throughout the performance, while Beckham, a former England soccer captain, looks on. According to a report from The Guardian, Harper was a respectful audience member, clapping on cue and smiling during the runway show.
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While it's unusual for a child to get a front seat at New York Fashion Week, Beckham, 39, has previously shared her issues in regards to working while raising her four children (the other three are Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, Cruz, 8). “It’s a huge juggling act, when you are a working mother and looking after your family. Millions and millions of women around the world are doing this every day, but it’s not easy and, yes, you feel guilty every time you walk out of the door to go to work,” said Beckham during an interview with Vogue China in July.
This isn’t the first time little Harper has stolen the limelight. The toddler first caught the public’s attention after putting on an adorable display of affection with her dad during a Los Angeles Kings hockey game at Los Angeles Staples Center in May. The father-daughter duo were seen smiling in between plays and even planting a kiss on one another after being spotted by the “Kiss Cam.”