Grasscroft teenager Libby feeling 'fantastic' as she shines at dazzling Manchester Chanel fashion show
Date published: 08 December 2023
Libby Bennet took to the specially built covered catwalk in Thomas Street in front of 600 guests, which included numerous A-list celebrities
Saddleworth teenager Libby Bennett was one of the stars of the much-publicised Chanel Metiers d'Art fashion show in Manchester’s Northern Quarter last night (Thursday).
The 18-year-old from Grasscroft took to the specially built covered catwalk in Thomas Street in front of 600 guests, including A-list celebrities Kristen Stewart, Hugh Grant, Alexa Chung and Tilda Swinton.
Doctor Who actress Jenna Coleman and Salford poet John Cooper Clarke also watched on.
The Métiers d’Art show - French for 'Master of arts' - visits a different city every year.
It is distinct from the regular fashion weeks, such as Paris Fashion Week or Milan Fashion Week, and it holds a special place in Chanel’s calendar.
According to Chanel, Manchester was chosen because of its textile heritage and vibrant music and arts scene.
Following the show, Libby joined the stars at a plush after party held at Victoria Baths in Chorlton-on-Medlock, which featured Scottish rock band Primal Scream.
Libby, who earlier this year featured in Louis Vuitton’s Paris fashion week show, said: “It was fantastic to take part in such a high-profile fashion event on my doorstep.
"The Chanel show has helped reinforce Manchester’s position in the fashion industry.”
From 4pm today (Friday) the baths will open to the public for a retrospective exhibition, supported by Chanel.
Called "Manchestermodern: past present future", it has been produced by Manchester's arts organisation Factory International and CHAOS SixtyNine.
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