Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (2009)


The film begins in Paris in 1913. Coco Chanel, the famous designer, attends the first performance of Stravinsky’s ‘The right of Spring’. Although it is scandalous and disapproved of, Chanel likes his music.

Several years later, Stravinsky and his family have escaped Russia during the Revolution and he meets Chanel again who’s lover, Boy died in a motorcar accident, leaving her distraught. Shortly after reuniting, they begin an affair, causing unease with the composer and his family.

I personally loved this film as I have been fascinated by Chanel and Russia, where some of the drama unveils from this and was a good one to watch.

Even though it was claimed a great deal  of the film was scandalised and untrue, it was good how they presented binary oppositions between Chanel and Stravinsky’s ailing wife (pre revolutionary vs 1920s. The cinematography was also superb and Anna Mouglais was especially convincing and stylish in the lead role.

My Rating: 4.5/5


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