The weekend tabloids were full of gossip from the Brown Thomas International Fashion Show and its after-show party. The Sunday Mirror reports that Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice), who is in Dublin recording her new album, snubbed the charity fashion show, disappointing organizers who were hoping for a show of support. Apparently, the event was not posh enough for the Posh One. Sharon Corr (above, giggling with Bono) thought otherwise.
Meanwhile, the Irish Mirror had the skinny on the after-show party at the Clarence Hotel. Celebrities and supermodels swamped the hotel, arriving in limos and posing for paparazzi (photos here). Show organizer Ali Hewson, however, made a less glamorous arrival in a mini-van with seven children.
A source told the Irish Mirror, “Bono and Ali’s kids loved the show and they wanted to meet all the stars too. Ali was absolutely thrilled it all went so well.”
Drinks were on the house in the hotel’s two bars downstairs and disco bar upstairs. While greeting guests at the door, Bono told waiting reporters outside, “The party seems to be going very well. Everybody is having a good time. The night has been a success.”