On Thursday 7th December, CHANEL will present its 2023/24 Métiers d'art collection in Manchester.
To mark the occasion, Virginie Viard commissioned director and CHANEL ambassador Sofia Coppola to make a short film in the form of a collage, whose vibrant rhythm reflects the creative energy of the city.
Historic photos of Gabrielle Chanel in Great Britain - an eternal source of inspiration for the couturière - are mixed with dozens of images that recount the cutting edge influence of Manchester in all domains dear to the House including music, literature, architecture and sport.
Set to the sound of New Order's legendary Blue Monday, we glimpse a series of colour images specially taken by Jamie Hawkesworth. The British photographer shot a group of people chosen through an “open” casting process to embody the first silhouettes of the collection.