Welcome home! Victoria Beckham fights her jet-lagged fatigue as she jets back to London to launch her new collection


By Georgina Littlejohn

Back on home soil: Victoria Beckham jetted in from New York last night to attend the launch of her new collection at London department store Harvey Nichols

It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Victoria Beckham as she prepared to dazzle the fashion world with her new collection.

And not long after observers noticed her looking absolutely worn out after all her hard work, there was no rest for the fashion wicked.

Because only hours after wrapping up her work in New York after the city's fashion week, the designer was boarding a plane back to her homeland to launch her collection for London Fashion Week.

And Victoria, 37, barely had time to catch her breath as she headed to department store Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge to throw a party to celebrate her new designs that went down a storm across the Pond.

She looked tired but managed to fight her fatigue as she faced a barrage of flashbulbs as she arrived at the store.

Centre of attention: Despite her jet lag and very busy week, Victoria was ever the professional as she posed on the red carpet

In demand: Victoria posed by her collection as she launched it at Harvey Nichols which already has a waiting list for customers eager to get their hands on one of her designs

And even despite what must be a lack of sleep, she was still her usual chic and professional self as she posed for the cameras in one of her own designs.

Just like the front row of her New York Fashion Week show, the London launch proved to be a star-studded event too with close celebrity friends of the star attending the party.

What's new, pussycat? Victoria poses with a couple of her dresses which were modelled on cat mannequins

And naturally, they were all wearing some of her designs as they joined the bash inside the store.

Interior designer Kelly Hoppen, 51, wore one of her red and black bodycon dresses as she arrived, which she teamed with nude heels and a black clutch bag, her strawberry blonde hair wild around her face.

Victoria's good friends Gordon Ramsey and his wife Tana were guests as was American model and socialite Olivia Palermo, who also wore one of Victoria's designs.

Showing her wares: Interior designer Kelly Hoppen and model Olivia Palermo both wore Victoria's designs

Showing support: Gordon Ramsey and his wife Tana, who are good friends with Victoria and her husband David