Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

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Director: Jan Kounen

Studios: Chris Bolzli, Claudie Ossard, Veronika, Zonabend

Release Date: 2009

Duration: 1h58

The avant-garde show choreographed by Nijinsky causes a scandal. Igor Stravinsky’s work is misunderstood by a conservative and traditionalist public. Coco Chanel is totally captivated by Igor Stravinsky’s music, which leaves her partner and great love of the time, Boy Capel, unmoved.

It was not until seven years later that Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky crossed paths again. The illustrious couturier was just recovering from the death of Boy Capel when she decided to welcome Igor Stravinsky, exiled in Paris, and his family to her Bel Respiro residence in Garches. A short but intense affair between the two began. Chanel finances the revival of The Rite of Spring, for which she owns the score. Stravinsky’s work is then interpreted by the Ballets Russes. It is considered today as the manifesto of modern music that announces the violence of the wars to come.

During their affair, Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky each asserted themselves in their own creative fields. It was when she welcomed Igor Stravinsky that Coco Chanel imagined the recipe for her famous perfume, Chanel N°5. For his part, Igor Stravinsky was finally recognized by the critics and enjoyed success.

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