The Big Apple of her eye: Victoria Beckham holds baby daughter Harper close as she introduces her to New York


By Georgina Littlejohn

Ladies who lunch: Victoria Beckham holds baby daughter Harper close to her as they leave the Plaza hotel in New York

As the daughter of a woman who has her finger firmly on the style pulse, it was only a matter of time before she would be attending her first fashion show.

Or fashion week in Harper Beckham's case who has made her first trip to New York with her designer mother Victoria for the start of the stylish event.

And before she was introduced to the couture elite at the start of the city's fashion week, she made her Manhattan debut outside their hotel.

Victoria cuddled her two-month-old close to her, with one hand on her head and the other cradling her bottom, as they left the Four Seasons Hotel and made their way to the Plaza for a spot of lunch.

Harper, who was dressed in a very cute black and white top and shorts, didn't make any fuss as she gripped on to her mother, despite the crowd of fans and cameras that was there to greet them.

I'm sleepy, Mummy: Harper gazes up from her mother's shoulder through bleary eyes

Firm grip: Victoria keeps Harper close to her as they arrive at the Plaza Hotel

At one point, her sleepyhead rested on her mother's chest as they left the Plaza, she lifted her head slightly and looked around her through bleary eyes.

Victoria, 37, looked very elegant in a calf-length magenta dress from her label's new autumn/winter collection.

Hanging around: Harper slumped comfortably in her mother's arms as she started to fall asleep

She teamed the dress with her trademark oversized sunglasses and knee-high Christian Louboutin high heeled boots.

Victoria and Harper are in the city for the start of fashion week today, and the former Spice Girl took to her Twitter page to declare: 'Mummy and baby Harper are very excited for fashion week!!! X VB'

A mother's love: Victoria gently kisses Harper on her head as they leave the Four Seasons hotel where the girls are staying

She is due to show her Spring/Summer 2012 designs this Sunday, the 11th, at the New York Public Library.

Victoria gave a hint of what can be expected from the collection and said she had tried to create 'the perfect little summer dress, something that was fun, something that was girly, something that was easy to wear, something that would take you from day through the night.'

Centre of attention: All eyes were on the two girls as they got out of their car and made their way inside the Plaza for lunch