Chip off the old block! Liam Gallagher’s lookalike sons Lennon and Gene hit his home turf for Chanel’s Metiers d’Art Manchester show
Liam Gallagher’s foray into fashion with his now defunct brand Pretty Green may have gone down the drain, but that didn’t stop his lookalike sons from getting an invite to Chanel’s Metiers d’Art show in Manchester on Thursday.
The second generation of Gallagher brothers Lennon, 24, and Gene, 22, were back on their family’s home turf.
And Liam’s boys bore a striking resemblance to the rocker, 51, as they hit the front row for the showcase in the city.
They proved they had both inherited Liam’s flair for fashion as they arrived dressed head to toe in Chanel.
Lennon, whose mother is Patsy Kensit, looked the spitting image of his father as he posed for the camera.
Liam Gallagher’s foray into fashion may have gone down the drain, but his lookalike sons were at Chanel’s Metiers d’Art show in Manchester on Thursday
Ahead of the show, Lennon said: ‘I don’t take a lot of time to calculate what I wear. Sometimes I like to dress a bit funky’
Lennon, 24, bore a striking resemblance to the rocker (right), 51, as he hit the front row for the showcase in the city
Gene – who Liam welcomed during his marriage to Nicole Appleton – looked at home in the fashion scene as he smoked a cigarette while Lennon enjoyed a glass of wine at the outdoor bar.
Ahead of the show, Lennon told British Vogue: ‘I don’t take a lot of time to calculate what I wear. Sometimes I like to dress a bit funky, with a silly hat, but I also dress like a homeless person.’
Both Lennon and Gene have carved careers as models and socialites, having grown up with their father Liam who launched his own label Pretty Green.
Founded in 2009, the business was bought out by JD Sports after it fell into administration in March 2019
The purchase led to the closure of 11 shops and 33 concessions in House Of Fraser department stores, costing 95 jobs.
In recent years, celebrity regulars at the Metiers d’Art have included Pharrell Williams, Lily-Rose Depp and Kristen Stewart – who was recently snapped out in Manchester.
The city council has announced a number of roads, including the high street between Copperas Street and Nicholas Croft, will be closed throughout the afternoon and most of the night ‘for an event in the Northern Quarter’.
The second generation of Gallagher brothers were back on their family’s home turf. Gene (right) looked at home in the fashion scene
With a huge catwalk erected in Manchester’s Thomas Street and High Street, a whole host of stars faced a chilly few hours in the cold to see the latest collection from the fashion giant
The models strutted through the street of Manchester as the showcase began
Chanel’s signature tweed was a prominent part of the showcase
Liam launched menswear brand Pretty Green (pictured) in 2009 to replicate his own eclectic sense of style but it went into administration in 2019
A street in the northern quarter of the city has been cordoned off for the international catwalk and was closed for around a month ahead of the show.
The venue and details of the Métiers d’Art catwalk were kept a tightly-guarded secret – but according to local media earlier this month, dozens of boxes with the show’s name emblazoned upon were seen in the same area.
Businesses in the immediate vicinity signed non-disclosure agreements to prevent them speaking about the event, Manchester Evening News reports.
One business owner said they are having to close their doors on December 6 and 7, but they are being compensated for it. ‘It must be costing them a fortune,’ they added.
Chanel’s show, which has previously been held in ‘fashion capital’ cities like London and Paris, is being held in Manchester this year due to its cultural links.
The Chanel website describes the city in the north west as, ‘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.’
Previous events have been held in cities such as Paris and Rome, although last year’s edition was in Dakar, Senegal.
In September, fashion exhibition Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto – dedicated to the designer who established the luxury fashion house – opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
In the past, Chanel has chosen other UK cities for its collections including Linlithgow Palace near Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2012.
A film of the show is expected to be released on Friday at 9am GMT.
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