Image of Chanel and Stravinsky, among others, from Chanel and Her World by Edmonde Charles-Roux
If this is not Chanel-mania, I don’t know what is! Last year we saw the Lifetime made-for-tv movie depicting the life of Coco Chanel. In a few months the premier of Coco Avant Chanel will hit theaters. What’s next? Another Chanel film of course! The third in this string of Chanel films depicts the love affair between Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky. Directed by Jan Kounen with Mads Mikkelsen starring as Stravinsky and Anna Mouglalis as Chanel. The duo met in Paris and even worked together on Georges Balanchine’s “Apollon Musagete” – Igor Stravinsky wrote the music and Mlle. Chanel designed the costumes. Chanel and Stravinsky: The Secret Story (working title) releases later this year – stay tuned for updates!
Read below for a synopsis on the backdrop of the film:
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.
Read the full story to see more stills from the film.
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