She’s fur free! Bizarre protest at Victoria Beckham’s London fashion week show

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Activists called for a ban on animal fur outside Victoria Beckham’s London fashion week venue in Dover St. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

ANTI-FUR activists have staged a protest outside Victoria Beckham’s London fashion week show despite her brand not using fur.

Posh, 44, confirmed her label will continue to remain “fur free” following the dramatic scenes outside her catwalk venue at a gallery in Dover St, London.

Protesters stood outside holding a blood-soaked banner which read “ban fur forever”, along with placards saying “fur is dead” and “skinned alive for a coat”.

Beckham’s self-titled brand, which has faced financial pressure after losing $A15 million last year, held its first-ever show during London fashion week after previously only showing in New York.

Victoria Beckham had a strut down the runway to close her show in London. Picture: Splash

Victoria Beckham had a strut down the runway to close her show in London. Picture: SplashSource:Splash News Australia

Posh showcased her label’s spring/summer 2019 range in front of 250 guests, with the runway opened by model Stella Tennant, 47.

“This season I wanted it to be about women as well as girls. I wanted to have women on the catwalk who my customer can relate to,” Beckham told The Guardian.

“I get more nervous every season, not less nervous, because the brand keeps getting bigger.”

Meantime, the anti-fur protest out the front of Posh’s show venue was not the first controversy surrounding her London fashion week debut.

Models wearing VB’s eponymous collection, founded in 2008. Picture: Getty Images

Models wearing VB’s eponymous collection, founded in 2008. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Last week, she was the subject of an epic “chatbot” fail after a mark­eting stunt ­backfired and suggested she wanted a divorce.

The usually controlled star launched a robotic chat app with Facebook that allowed her to an­s­wer questions via her profile, as a promotion for her London fashion week presentation.

But the online tool, which was intended to celebrate a decade of her designer brand, produced emba­rrassing answers when thousands of fans asked its software about Posh’s relationship with hubby David, The Sun reported.

David Beckham, right, with his daughter Harper, 7, after the show. Picture: Splash

David Beckham, right, with his daughter Harper, 7, after the show. Picture: SplashSource:Splash News Australia

Family support! Picture: Splash

Family support! Picture: SplashSource:Splash News Australia

Victoria and David’s eldest son, Brooklyn Beckham, 19. Picture: Splash

Victoria and David’s eldest son, Brooklyn Beckham, 19. Picture: SplashSource:Splash News Australia

When asked, “Would divorcing David make you happy?” the automated Victoria replied “Very”.

In a video on the social media site, Victoria had told her 3.1 million followers: “I wanted to let you know that the incredible team at Facebook have created a chatbot version of me, Victoria Beckham, so I can virtually keep you up to date with everything that’s happening during London Fashion Week.”

Off-duty style! Posh out and about in London. Picture: Splash

Off-duty style! Posh out and about in London. Picture: SplashSource:Splash News Australia

The online messages mirror mum-of-four Posh’s resp­onse this month when she didn’t mention “love” in a magazine interview, saying only that she and 43-year-old David were “stronger together”.

In June, the power couple were forced to deny rumours that they were about to split.

Author Shanelle Green

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