Paris: Chanel, 2008.. 2008.. Very good. - Folio [approximately 14 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide], softcover. The contents are laid into a folding pictorial cover sheet. The cover sheet is bumped with light creasing to its top edge & to the bottom corner of the front panel. Unpaginated. The unbound contents are printed on folding sheets of glossy paper. Profuse illustrations in color and black & white, including photographs by Karl Lagerfeld & Takashi Homma. There is a light crease to the bottom corners of the first 3 pages. Very good.
Mobile Art was a joint project of Chanel and Zaha Hadid Architects. Hadid was asked by Karl Lagerfeld to design a mobile art pavilion inspired by one of Chanel's signature creations, the quilted bag. The pavilion or mobile art container was to house an admission-free exhibition which would tour throughout Asia, the United States and Europe and involved twenty-one international artists.
This publication marked the opening of the Chanel Art Container in Tokyo in May 2008. [The next stop on the tour was to be New York in fall, 2008]. Included are text and illustrations recording the first stop on the tour, which was in Hong Kong in February 2008; interviews with Zaha Hadid and Karl Lagerfeld; statements by the artists; essays by others involved in the project; and a preview of Chanel fashions for fall/winter 2008-9 featuring photos of Claudia Schiffer. The text is in English.