Set And Match: David Beckham And Victoria Beckham’s Lauren Outfit Fit
“POLO Ralph Lauren is pleased to announce that Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham wore the children’s Wimbledon blazer by Ralph Lauren to the christening of Geri Halliwell’s daughter Bluebell, 22nd April 07.”
We are pleased that US designer Ralph is pleased. And we look over the garment.
The blazer, of course, is a mainstay of the American sporting scene. Not too long ago, golfer Zach Johnson was having the Master’s green jacket draped about his shoulders before a fireplace in the Butler Cabin at Augusta.
You can’t get much wear out of that – Johnson had to return it to the official wardobe, where it hangs in perpetuity. You can buy a green blazer at many gentleman’s outfitters, but not an official one. And not one that can be worn in polite company with marble denim or a pair of Comfi-Slax.
But can it be that Wimbledon is grasping the full nettle of official tailoring and bringing out a range of Wimbledon chic?
It seems this is the case, and Mirror readers learn that for £250 their litle Armanis and Jakes can dress like a regular of the All England club, and, as we have learned, like Romeo and Brooklyn Beckham.
But Victoria and David are unhappy. It’s not the purple colour and white piping or even the cut. It’s those pictures. A source says Victoria and David went “apoplectic” when they learned what Lauren had done.
“Neither of them gave their consent for his – as far as they are concerned they went to a friend’s private christening with their kids. It’s one thing if they are on the red carpet or at showbiz bash, but this is just ridiculous – and totally irresponsible.”
For sure. It’s not as if Victoria and Day-vid advertise their children, or talk about them in any way to TV interviewers and in glossy magazines. The boys might be gorgeous, amazing and totally incredible with names that are beyond the reach of others, but they do not ask to be photographed and admired.
As the source says: “It is upsetting for them as parents to constantly have to deal with photographers taking snaps of their kids – Romeo espcially gets upset with the flashbulbs go off.”
It’s not like he’s asking for it, dressed innocently in his £250 Ralph Lauren jacket, available from all food tennis outlets.
He’s just a fantastic little boy in a to-die-for contemporary, elegant and stylish jacket that embodies the traditions and spirit of Wimbledon and all that is great about…
Ralph Lauren has apologised.