If a building were a Chanel handbag...

London-based architect Zahia Hadid in collaboration with Chanel's Karl Lagerfield build a mobile art exhibit based upon the quilted Chanel handbag to answer this intriguing question. This is a traveling museum that features 20 international exhibit artists.

Image courtesy Chanel

The mobile art piece is a traveling art exhibit for Chanel and the building a loop and you enter and exit from the same point, Hadid says. Lagerfield comments that the piece was inspired by the movement of the Bauhaus, which was killed by the ugliness of airports and buildings at the time, but this is the 21st century. He also states that design and architecture are the real art of today.

The exhibit is on tour and lands in AMAZING New York City from October 20 to November 9, 2008 at Ramsey Playing Field in Central Park. Admission is free and only available on the day.

View the statement online here...

Road trip anyone??