Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

"Paris 1913. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants to democratize women's fashion; he wants to redefine musical taste. Coco is moved but Igor is inconsolable. Paris 1920, Coco is newly wealthy and successful but grief-stricken after Boy's death in a car crash. Igor, following the Russian Revolution is now a penniless refugee living in exile in Paris. Coco is introduced to Igor by Diaghilev, impresario of the Ballets Russes. The attraction between them is instant and electric. Coco invites Igor along with his wife - now sick with consumption - together with his four children and a menagerie of birds to stay at her new villa, Bel Respiro, in Garches.“A passionate love affair begins between Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky when Chanel invites Stravinsky and his family to live in her villa in Garches so that he will be able to continue his work after the disastrous premier of ”The rite of spring."

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