Paris 1913, Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. 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 attends the scandalous first performance of The Rite in a chic white dress. The music and ballet are criticized as too modern, too foreign. 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.
Locations in Paris
The movie is telling the story of Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky affair, which didn’t really happened. Chanel actually invited Stravinsky’s family in her country house in Garches (East of Paris). That’s why, most of the movie was actually filmed outside of Paris, but we founded some locations to show you.
Muséum national d’histoire naturelle : As far as we know, this museum is not a part of the real Coco Chanel life. But the Natural history museum is only 20 years and the area of Jardin des Plantes is one of the trendy place of Paris at the time.
31 rue Cambon : These scenes were not filmed on location, but we can see the cares of the details
Suite 302 Ritz : Again, we don’t have certitude that scene was filmed on location. If it’s not, the Coco Chanel Suite was reproduced identically.
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