It has been four long months of waiting for info on when the world tour of London-based starchitect Zaha Hadid's Chanel Pavilion would finally hit New York, but we now have all the curvy, sleek and glowing details. The temporary art gallery?featuring works from 15 contemporary artists inspired by (seriously) a Chanel handbag?will be located at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from October 20 to November 9. Why are we so excited for a glorified billboard? Because this will be the celebrated architect's first building in New York, even if it is only around for a few weeks. Chanel ponied up a fee in the "low seven figures" to the Central Park Conservancy. Makes you wonder what MLB had to pay for the Bon Jovi concert, and if the penguins at the zoo will be swimming in Evian from now on.
· A 7,500-Square-Foot Ad for Chanel, With an Artistic Mission [NYT]
· Coming Soon: Zaha Hadid's Orb of Insanity [Curbed]