Those who didn’t make it to Hong Kong or Tokyo recently should be pleased to hear that Chanel’s traveling “Mobile Art” exhibition is headed Stateside this fall. From Oct. 20 to Nov. 9, the Zaha Hadid-designed collapsible, futuristic pavilion will be set up on Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield. The entire project — both structure and inside exhibit — is inspired by Chanel’s iconic quilted handbag. “Mobile Art” was officially unveiled in Hong Kong in March, and is set to travel to cities like London, Moscow and Paris. The mix of artists evolves with each city. In Hong Kong, for instance, the exhibit featured works by 20 contemporary artists, including David Levinthal, Yoko Ono, Wim Delvoye and Nobuyoshi Araki.

This story first appeared in the July 24, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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