WHILE some still mock Victoria Beckham for her carefully managed image, the former Spice Girl's latest shoot for France's Elle should silence her detractors.
These pictures are as high-end as it gets: posing in Coco Chanel's home, 31 Rue Cambon, readers see her leaning against the famous mirrored staircase, next to Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.
This public endorsement the ultimate sign that Victoria has been accepted as fashion royalty.
No wonder she tweeted the following to accompany the pictures: 'First pictures from my @ELLEfrance cover shoot with Karl Lagerfeld, a dream come true! X VB.'
Launching her own label in 2008 marked the final transformation from Spice Girl to fashion designer for Victoria, who now regularly receives rave reviews from former sceptics.