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Inside Films | Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

 

We are celebrating great set design in this new series about films in which interiors play a major part.

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

One of my favourite films of the last decade featuring beautiful interiors is Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky by Jan Kounen (2009), adapted from the novel by Chris Greenhalgh. It focuses on Coco Chanel’s alleged love affair with Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, whom she invites to stay in her villa outside Paris, along with his wife and children. The summer months that follow see Chanel and Stravinsky begin an affair, one which Stravinsky’s wife cannot avoid noticing.

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