Do you like human drama? Last night, London was full of it when the Spice Girls–Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham–showed up to celebrate the debut of Viva Forever! a musical based on their turbulent, heroin-fueled Berlin years (or probably that time they were really famous and wore dresses made out of colorful rubber).
Anyway, this wouldn’t be that crazy, what with their recent enough reunion and seeming good will toward each other… if it weren’t for Victoria Beckham’s awesome, unapologetic snubbing of the group.
Yup, while Baby, Scary, Ginger and Sporty posed like this:
Posh posed like this:
And like this:
¡es un escándalo!
What’s striking about this is that, in recent years, Beckham has actively (seemingly) tried to soften her image as the Spice Girls’ resident ice queen. While in the band, she played up her remote, natty snobbishness, but since becoming a legitimate designer, she’s developed quite a sense of humor about herself.
So what gives, Posh?
Why is that when the rest of the Spice Girl are all hanging out, having a fun time:
…You’re like, “Sorry, bitches.”
Perhaps we can anticipate a return to Posh’s exaggerated red carpet posing and steely affect in interviews?
Beckham can’t have it both ways, though! Either completely shun the thing that made you famous (and don’t show up to the musical based on it) or embrace the absurdity of it all and pose with your former bandmates.
Someone else had the last laugh, though:
Ginger was dressed like fucking Cinderella.
(All photos via Wenn)