In just over a fortnight, the fund has now raised a massive £6.5m for charity.
Working with In The Style, Deborah had already launched a t-shirt with the slogan ‘Rebellious Hope’, which has raised £400,000.
She now says the rest of the range has been inspired by the British Summertime, featuring florals and bright colours, and names like Ascot, Wimbledon, and Chelsea.
The range also includes a pink tutu-like skirt named Eloise, after Deborah’s daughter.
The podcast host said that working on the collection with In The Style has been a welcome distraction, writing: “This partnership has honestly kept me going & taken me away from cancer, and I’m so honoured to finally be able to share what we’ve been working so hard on with all of you!”
She posted on Instagram: “I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved in every step in developing this from choosing the fabrics, prints and shapes to ensure that this was something you will all love and feel amazing in!
“I’m also really thankful to my family who have supported me throughout this journey and I have loved seeing them all wear my collection!”
In The Style wrote: “Dame Deborah’s dream was to see the launch of this collection, so we have done all we can to make this happen for her. She has put so much effort and love into this collection every step of the way which is clearly reflected in the final result.
“Each piece within the range has been personally named by Deborah and she has also provided unique quotations for each item to explain the inspiration behind them.
“We have already raised over £400,000 through the sale of the ‘Rebellious Hope’ tees and this collection will just add to that incredible donation. Thank you for all of your incredible support so far and we hope you can continue to support Deborah’s inspirational journey and The Bowelbabe Fund through this beautiful collection.”
In addition to that, 50 fashion students from Manchester Metropolitan University were invited to work backstage at the Chanel show, dressing models and supporting rehearsals.
Council Leader Cllr Bev Craig said: “The Chanel event is one of the highlights in the global fashion calendar and the choice of Manchester as the host city received international acclaim.
“But for us it was never about the glitz and glamour – events such as this help cement Manchester’s reputation on a global stage and come with both direct benefits, through the money spent within our economy while they are here but also indirect benefits by showcasing the city and helping to capture investment, jobs, visitors and attention, all of which open up opportunities for Manchester residents and communities.”
Victoria Braddock, Managing Director of Marketing Manchester, said: “The scale of the impact of the Chanel Métiers d’art show in Manchester will be felt for years to come.
“The global media coverage of the event has put a spotlight on Manchester and its rich heritage in textiles and home of iconic music, which will drive conversations about the city and bring new visitors.
“The £8m economic impact is a welcome boost across accommodation, restaurants, and attractions, and demonstrates the importance of global events in the city.”
Sarah Boyd, managing director of Sephora UK, said: “We are extremely excited to bring Sephora to Manchester, one of the most vibrant cities for beauty in the UK.
“Expanding our presence beyond London is something that consumers have been screaming out for, and we are listening hard to them when deciding where to go next.
“The Trafford Centre, known for its iconic atmosphere and diverse retail offering, is the perfect location for our third store.”
Russell Loveland, managing director at Pradera Lateral – Trafford Centre’s Asset Managers, said: “This iconic beauty giant already has a cult following, and our own social media has been blowing up with enquiries from excited customers eager for Sephora to open.
“We are very proud Sephora chose the Trafford Centre for its next location, which will be its first store in the North of England, and know it will be a fantastic success and a great addition to our strong international brand lineup.”
One person commented on Sephora’s Instagram post: “This is the best news I’ve heard all year!”
Another said: “OMG ITS HAPPENING, STAY CALM”
And someone wrote on Trafford Centre’s post: “Omg omg can’t wait.”