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Kristen Stewart, Alexa Chung and Liam Gallagher’s sons attend Manchester Chanel show

Fashionistas, film and TV stars hit the front row in Manchester as Chanel turned part of the city into a catwalk for a star-studded show.

Hollywood star Kristen Stewart, actor Hugh Grant and his wife Anna Elisabet Eberstein, and model and presenter Alexa Chung were among the stars pictured at the Chanel Metiers d’Art show on Thursday.

Actress Jenna Coleman, British rappers Bugzy Malone and Aitch, director Sofia Coppola, and Liam Gallagher‘s children Gene and Lennon were also pictured at the event in Thomas Street in Manchester‘s Northern Quarter.

The street was closed for Chanel to put on the show, one of the fashion world’s most prestigious events.

Manchester is “one of the most effervescent cities of pop culture and an avant-garde one, whose bands, spanning all genres, have changed the history of music”, the French luxury fashion house said when explaining how it chose the 2023-24 event’s location.

Bugzy Malone attends the Chanel Metiers d'Art show in Manchester Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
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Bugzy Malone, who is from Manchester, was among the music stars at the event. Pic: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

Jenna Coleman attends the Chanel Metiers d'Art show in Manchester Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
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British actress Jenna Coleman styled a brown tweed coat with black lapels and a tie belt. Pic: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

Alexa Chung attends the Chanel Metiers d'Art show in Manchester Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
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Alexa Chung paired a black and white wool coat with a black Chanel bag. Pic: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP


Gene Gallagher, left, and Lennon Gallagher attend the Chanel Metiers d'Art show in Manchester Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
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Brothers Gene, left, and Lennon Gallagher were both dressed in Chanel for the show. Pic: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

Anna Elisabet Eberstein, from left, Hugh Grant, Tilda Swinton and Lucy Boynton attend the Chanel Metiers d'Art show in Manchester Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
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Hugh Grant took time out from promoting his latest film Wonka to attend with his wife Anna Elisabet Eberstein – seated next to actresses Tilda Swinton and Lucy Boynton on the FROW. Pic: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

Kristen Stewart attends the Chanel Metiers d'Art show in Manchester Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
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Twilight and Charlie’s Angels star Kristen Stewart was among the A-listers on the guest list. Pic: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

Chanel’s creative director, Virginie Viard – who took over from Karl Lagerfeld after he died in 2019 – hosted the show, which aims to highlight specialist ateliers acquired by the brand.

Past collections have been held in Tokyo, Shanghai, Rome and Dakar.

The invitation for the event came with a 12-inch vinyl record, as well as a Manchester-themed cashmere scarf and a magazine featuring the Coronation Street street sign – changed to say Chanel St, naturally – a video posted by cultural website Manchester’s Finest revealed.

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