Read This: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky


When Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld chose Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" for his 1989 show, few in the audience were aware of the subtle nod that he was making to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. But the recent book release (and upcoming Sony Classics film, to be released in June 2010) COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY explores the little known, brief yet passionate affair that inspired their greatest works.

As both a lover of fashion and a fan of historical fiction, Chris Greenhalgh's novel is a pleasure and an indulgence to read. But readers will certainly want to prepare themselves for the delicious glimpses of the duality that defined Coco - her charm and sensuality, her manipulation and questionable morality. If you're intrigued by the House of Chanel and the legendary woman that built it, you'll love this book.

Snag a copy of your own at a bookstore near you or online at Amazon.

FTC Disclosure: Review copy received.