Against the bustling backdrop of Manchester’s Thomas Street, CHANEL‘s 2023/24 Métiers d’Art collection unfolded as a tribute to Gabrielle Chanel’s timeless elegance with a contemporary twist.
Drawing inspiration from the city’s rich musical culture, Artistic Director Virginie Viard transformed tweed into a vivid canvas of emotions, setting the stage for a mesmerizing exploration of style and innovation.
Tweed served as a central theme in the collection, showcasing the maison’s vibrant reinterpretation. A bright palette including salmon pink, pumpkin, apple green, mustard, sky blue, and rust, creating a feminine and singular horizon.
British influences were evident in wraparound skirts, Bermuda shorts, coat dresses in tweed, Shetland knitwear, denim, and cashmere.
The star-studded evening also welcomed Mancunian royalty such as Anais, Lennon, and Gene Gallagher, as well as luminaries John Cooper Clark and Jeanette Winterson, with Manchester-born Karen Elson closing out the show.
Celebrations continued at the historic venue Victoria Baths, where guests were treated to a special performance by Primal Scream.
View gallery for an inside look at the guests in attendance and our favourite looks.