---------- FashionFirstLunchLater: Chanel Mobile Art has Landed!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Chanel Mobile Art has Landed!

Finally the day has come! The Chanel space craft has landed in Rumsey's playing field in Central Park. The 7,500 sq. ft doughnut shape structure better known as Chanel Mobile Art, has already made a stop in Tokyo but is ours until Nov. 9th. London architect Zaha Hadid designed the Mobile Art pavilion, a provocative yet pricey Chanel advertisement (the 3 week occupant space alone is 400,000.) Chanel Commissioned Hadid to create the traveling ambiguous structure to showcase pieces from 15 contemporary artists. Each artist was asked to create a inspired piece by Chanel’s classic 2.55 quilted-style chain handbag, named 2.55 because it was first bag issued in February 1955. The show explores the essence of the Chanel handbag and the cultural symbol the bag has had around the world. Karl Lagerfeld is even in New York City as we speak! Not only to check out the Mobile Art but is also presenting an award at the Fashion Group International's Night of Stars, taking place at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday night. Karl is also shooting his Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld eyewear campaigns around Manhattan too!
photo: New York Times