Bags like buildings at new Espace Louis Vuitton gallery exhibit

  1. Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
    Bags of Stories
    By Miles Socha
    Why can't a handbag be more like a building — and a futuristic, sculptural one at that?

    So asks acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid, one of nine creative types tapped by Louis Vuitton and given carte blanche to create artworks around its iconic bags. The results — including Hadid's mind-bending vision of a bucket bag gone warp speed on "Star Trek" — were unveiled last week at the Espace Louis Vuitton gallery in Paris.