Victoria Beckham sports sophisticated black trouser suit for appearance at her flagship store as it prepares to house 16-piece fine art collection

High fashion merged with fine art as Victoria Beckham prepared to house a selection of historic paintings at her flagship boutique in London on Monday evening.

The designer joined a host of guests at the Dover Street venue, which will temporarily house 16 Old Master portraits – works developed between the 13th and 19th centuries – before their auction on July 4.

Victoria, 44, looked typically subdued in a sophisticated black trouser suit comprised of loose fitting double-breasted tuxedo jacket and pencil thin trousers as she made her way inside.

Special night: High fashion merged with fine art as Victoria Beckham prepared to house a selection of historic paintings at her flagship boutique in London on Monday evening

Special night: High fashion merged with fine art as Victoria Beckham prepared to house a selection of historic paintings at her flagship boutique in London on Monday evening

Keep it chic in a Victoria Beckham blazer

Stepping out to an event at her flagship store, there was only one label Victoria Beckham was going to wear... her own, of course!

Looking the epitome of chic, Victoria’s blazer was reminiscent of the iconic 1960s Le Smoking jacket by Yves Saint Laurent, a timeless design that reinvented power dressing for women.

The perfect investment buy, a tuxedo jacket is a great eveningwear addition, or an office staple teamed with cigarette pants and a crisp white shirt. Click the link (right) to shop a similar Victoria Beckham style.

But if you’d rather spend a little less, we’ve tracked down the best of the rest for just a fraction of the cost of Victoria's. Check out the carousel below for our top picks...

* PRICES MAY NOT BE AS ADVERTISED

Matching stiletto heels rounded off the ensemble, while her make-up was tastefully applied from a natural colour palette.

While husband David did not attend - the retired footballer is currently fulfilling promotional commitments in the Far East - Victoria had good company in the form of her supportive parents, Anthony and Jacqueline. 

The family occupied the same car as they pulled up outside the fashion designer's store in the heart of Mayfair. 

Grand affair: The designer joined a host of guests at the Dover Street venue, which will temporarily house 16 Old Master portraits – works developed between the 13th and 19th centuries – before their auction on July 4

Grand affair: The designer joined a host of guests at the Dover Street venue, which will temporarily house 16 Old Master portraits – works developed between the 13th and 19th centuries – before their auction on July 4

Tasteful: Victoria, 44, looked typically subdued in a sophisticated black trouser suit comprised of loose fitting double-breasted tuxedo jacket and pencil thin trousers as she made her way inside
Tasteful: Victoria, 44, looked typically subdued in a sophisticated black trouser suit comprised of loose fitting double-breasted tuxedo jacket and pencil thin trousers as she made her way inside

Tasteful: Victoria, 44, looked typically subdued in a sophisticated black trouser suit comprised of loose fitting double-breasted tuxedo jacket and pencil thin trousers as she made her way inside

Finishing touches: Matching stiletto heels rounded off the ensemble, while her make-up was tastefully applied from a natural colour palette

Finishing touches: Matching stiletto heels rounded off the ensemble, while her make-up was tastefully applied from a natural colour palette

Victoria has teamed up with Sotheby's to temporarily host a selection of 16 portraits at the flagship store of her eponymous label, and she's revealed that art has long been a passion for her and David.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, she said: 'David and I loved collecting contemporary art for quite some time, but Old Masters is really something new for me, and something I don't know an enormous amount about. I'm really enjoying learning about it. It's been quite incredible.'

Describing the unprecedented collaboration with upscale auction house Sotheby's as a 'dream come true', the mother-of-four also went on to reveal that she and her 43-year-old husband have now become students of the classic works.

A taste for the finer things: Victoria has teamed up with Sotheby's to temporarily host a selection portraits at the flagship store, and she's revealed that art has long been a passion for her and David

A taste for the finer things: Victoria has teamed up with Sotheby's to temporarily host a selection portraits at the flagship store, and she's revealed that art has long been a passion for her and David

Passion: 'David and I loved collecting contemporary art for quite some time, but Old Masters is really something new for me, and something I don't know an enormous amount about,m' she recently stated
Passion: 'David and I loved collecting contemporary art for quite some time, but Old Masters is really something new for me, and something I don't know an enormous amount about,m' she recently stated

Passion: 'David and I loved collecting contemporary art for quite some time, but Old Masters is really something new for me, and something I don't know an enormous amount about,m' she recently stated

Incoming: While husband David did not attend - the retired footballer is currently fulfilling promotional commitments in the Far East - Victoria had good company in the form of her supportive parents, Anthony and Jacqueline

Incoming: While husband David did not attend - the retired footballer is currently fulfilling promotional commitments in the Far East - Victoria had good company in the form of her supportive parents, Anthony and Jacqueline

'Art is something we're enjoying learning about together, and every piece means something personal to us, so it would be really hard to pick a favourite,' she said.'

However, Victoria - whose contemporary art collection with David is said to include works by Tracey Emin, Julian Schnabel, Damien Hirst and Sam Taylor-Johnson - did admit that she had her eye on one of the pricey canvas paintings.

When asked about if she was tempted to bid on one of the works when they go up for auction, she responded: 'I'd like the Rubens. But he seems to be very expensive.'

Close: The family occupied the same car as they pulled up outside the fashion designer's store in the heart of Mayfair

Close: The family occupied the same car as they pulled up outside the fashion designer's store in the heart of Mayfair

Keeping it simple: Victoria tied her hair into a conventional ponytail for her latest visit to her flagship boutique
Keeping it simple: Victoria tied her hair into a conventional ponytail for her latest visit to her flagship boutique

Keeping it simple: Victoria tied her hair into a conventional ponytail for her latest visit to her flagship boutique 

Say cheese: The fashion designer was surrounded by fans and photographers on Monday evening

Say cheese: The fashion designer was surrounded by fans and photographers on Monday evening

Let's go: Bodyguards ushered Victoria onto the street as she made an exit from the Dover Street store following her latest visit
Let's go: Bodyguards ushered Victoria onto the street as she made an exit from the Dover Street store following her latest visit

Let's go: Bodyguards ushered Victoria onto the street as she made an exit from the Dover Street store following her latest visit

Brush strokes: The former Spice Girl revealed one of the paintings expected to go on display at her store with Instagram followers 

Brush strokes: The former Spice Girl revealed one of the paintings expected to go on display at her store with Instagram followers 

Indeed, the Venetian-themed painting in question is valued between £3million and £4million - a relative drop in the ocean for a couple worth hundreds of millions of pounds, thanks to their various businesses and endorsement deals.

Victoria's revelation about her passion for art comes after she and her husband were forced to shoot down rumours that their 19-year-old marriage was on the rocks.

After reports of an impending split began racing around social media earlier this month, Jo Milloy, a spokesman for Spice Girl-turned-designer Victoria, told the Daily Mail the gossip was 'absolute nonsense'.

Here we go: Victoria also shared a shot of herself preparing for the event with a troupe of make-up artists, assistants and hair-stylists 

Here we go: Victoria also shared a shot of herself preparing for the event with a troupe of make-up artists, assistants and hair-stylists 

In attendance: Sir Elton John's husband David Furnish was also seen paying a visit to the London store on Monday evening
In attendance: Sir Elton John's husband David Furnish was also seen paying a visit to the London store on Monday evening

In attendance: Sir Elton John's husband David Furnish was also seen paying a visit to the London store on Monday evening 

Dismissed: Victoria's revelation about her passion for art comes after she and her husband were forced to shoot down rumours that their 19-year-old marriage was on the rocks 

Dismissed: Victoria's revelation about her passion for art comes after she and her husband were forced to shoot down rumours that their 19-year-old marriage was on the rocks 

Advertisement

The comments below have not been moderated.

The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

What's This?

By posting your comment you agree to our house rules.