Sunday, May 16, 2010
Coco and Igor
Have you ever seen a movie that made you want to read the book? Like most women I love learning about Coco Chanel, but I had never known much about her life. Coco and Igor is based on the book written by Chris Greenhalgh about the later years of Chanel's life. She is painted as a not-so-nice lady, and the movie has some graphic R rated scenes, but I found the sets and costumes amazing. The relationship between music and fashion, the Ballets Russes and French society in the 1910's - 1920's was so interesting. I had known that the Russians took the French by storm, but not that Chanel had such an integral role.
So now I have another book on my TBR list. Has anyone read it?
And by the way, the photo has very little to do with the book, but I thought you might like this image from a French teenager site. It's Mads Mikkelsen, the Danish star of the movie. Apologies to our male readers, you brave vanguards of testosterone in the female-dominated book blogging world.