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"For me, they represent the essence of the white shirt," Guinness told WWD Thursday. "If I don't find something I like, I design it myself and have it made. These are some of those designs." Retail prices range from 250 pounds, about $500, to 300 pounds, about $600. Adrian Joffe, president and managing director of Comme des Garcons Parfums, called Guinness a "faithful client and friend," and said the white shirt idea evolved from her long relationship with the store. The shirts will sell on the first floor of Dover Street Market, and hang beside Azzedine Alaïa, Ann Demeulemeester and the Comme des Garçons women's lines.
ART ON WHEELS: Chanel isn't the only house with a project to do a nomadic art exhibit. Hermès will launch its own itinerant art shows, called the H Box, which will debut at Paris' Centre Pompidou museum of contemporary and modern art on Nov. 28. The show, running through Jan. 5, will be held in a movable metal, space-pod-looking structure designed by architect-artist Didier Fiuza Faustino. Inside, videos commissioned by the French luxury firm will be screened. Benjamin Weil, who heads the Artists Space in New York, curated the exhibit, which will include pieces by the likes of Alice Anderson, Yael Bartana, Sebastian Diaz Morales and Dora Garcia. Hermès will commission another four videos each year for the movable show, which is scheduled to land in Luxembourg next year, followed by a stop in Spain.
Negotiations are said to be under way to bring the H Box to the U.S. after Spain. For its part, Chanel commissioned Zaha Hadid to create a futuristic pavilion for its own "Mobile Art" project, which will open in Hong Kong for an eight-week stop before traveling to Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, London, Moscow and Paris.