Chanel has finally teased details of its Manchester fashion show – including when you can watch it

The posters feature a load of Manchester icons.

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In case you’d somehow not noticed, Chanel is heading to Manchester this week – and the fashion house has finally teased a few details.

The world’s most iconic designer brand has remained tight-lipped on the plans for its Metiers d’Art show, despite beginning construction on a massive structure in the heart of the Northern Quarter.

Chanel is set to bring high-fashion models and famous faces to Thomas Street, with reports suggesting all the five-star hotels in Manchester have been booked out.

Over the weekend, the brand finally publicly acknowledged the location for its fashion show for the first time.

They posted a teaser on their Instagram stories, including details of where people will be able to watch the show after the event.


Chanel shared a collage poster on Instagram that includes a Suffragette march, Hacienda stripes and ravers, and Kevin Cummins’ iconic photograph of Joy Division. So far, so Manc.

The poster reads: “Chanel 2023/24. Métiers D’Art show. Manchester MCR.”


Chanel then appeared to confirm that the show will be recorded and published live to the public the following day.

They added: “The film of the show will be revealed on Friday, December 8th at 9am Manchester time, 10am Paris time.”

Excitement is seriously starting to build now, with the huge overhead canopy along Thomas Street taking shape.


The road through the Northern Quarter will be closed for an entire month for the event and the construction around it, with the show itself taking place on Thursday 7 December.

It’s thought the show will have a ‘significant’ positive impact on the city’s night time economy too, with Sacha Lord writing: “Not only will Manchester be globally showcased this week, but the knock on effect on the night time economy will be significant.

“Most hotels booked out and many restaurants at max capacity already, creating many extra hours for staff.”

Previous settings for the Chanel Métiers D’Art fashion show have included a pontoon moored in Shanghai’s Huangpu river and a lavish banquet setting in a Parisian palace.

Chanel always chooses cities that are linked to its history, then themes the show around that, so Manchester’s cotton trade history is likely to feature heavily.

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Featured image: The Manc Group