5 OCTOBER 2007

She's the designer's biggest fan and sometime muse, so it came as no suprise that Victoria Beckham was at Roberto Cavalli's side as the Italian designer launched a new flagship store in Paris on Thursday.

The Spice Girl - who flew into the French capital with her two-year-old son Cruz to check out this week's fashion shows - sparkled, literally, in a gem embellished little black dress with tasselled hemline. She and the Florence-born fashion wizz have been seeing a lot of each other recently, as just a fortnight ago she was front row at his spring/summer collection during Milan Fashion Week.

The current round of fashion appointments marks a return to Victoria's normal schedule. Last week she cancelled the million-pound launch of her new cosmetics range in Japan to be at husband David's side in London after his father suffered a heart attack. The pair returned to LA on Sunday when Ted Beckham, 59, was given the all clear.

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The 33-year-old Spice Girl, who is a huge fan of the Italian designer's creations, brought international celebrity clout to the opening of Roberto's new flagship store in the French capitalPhoto: © Getty ImagesClick on photo to enlarge