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COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY

Director : JAN KOUNEN

Status: Completed

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Synopsis
Short synopsis

Paris 1920. Coco Chanel meets Igor Stravinsky - a penniless genius in exile. The attraction is immediate and electric, and a passionate, intense love affair between two creative giants begins.

Long synopsis

Paris 1913, Coco Chanel is devoted to her work and madly in love with the handsome and very wealthy Arthur ‘Boy’ Capel.

At the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Igor Stravinsky premieres his “Rite of Spring”. Coco attends the premiere and is mesmerised. But the revolutionary work is too modern, too radical: the enraged audience boos and jeers. A near-riot ensues. Stravinsky is inconsolable.

Seven years later. Now rich, respected and successful, Coco is devastated by Boy Capel’s death. She meets Stravinsky again - a penniless refugee living in exile in Paris after the Russian Revolution. The attraction between them is immediate and electric.

Coco offers Stravinsky the use of her new villa in Garches so that he will be able to work, and he moves in straight away, with his children and consumptive wife. And so a passionate, intense love affair between two creative giants begins…

The production of COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY will enjoy the support of Karl Lagerfeld and CHANEL, who have generously made available their archives and collections.

CHANEL has lent several original garments and accessories to be worn by Mademoiselle Anna Mouglalis in the role of Mademoiselle Chanel, and Karl Lagerfeld has specially created a ‘timeless’ suit and an embroidered evening dress for the scene that will recreate the legendary and scandalous 1913 performance of “The Rite of Spring”.

In order to recreate the world of Coco Chanel as faithfully as possible, CHANEL has also granted the film makers full access to its archives and to Coco Chanel's celebrated apartment at 31, rue Cambon, Paris.

Distributors and press agents will have the opportunity to benefit from the collaboration of CHANEL to support the promotion of COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY.