Paean to a purse.
The purse is known by the number 2.55 because it was desinged in February 1955 by Coco Chanel. I remember I had a knock off in navy blue and I used it for years. I adored the design and still do.
This has to be the most perfect classic design for a purse. And its being celebrated in a moving tribute. The Chanel’s Mobile Art t exhibition is on a 2 year world tour and has already been hosted in Hong Kong and Tokyo. It will be in New York’s Central Park - Rumsey Playfield until November 9th, 2008. It is being held in a temporary structure designed by British Iraqi deconstructivist (and Pritzker Prize-winning) architect Zaha Hadid, which looks something akin to a UFO or a giant white snail shell.