In 1913, the young couturiere Coco Chanel attended the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Seven years later, she invited Stravinsky and his family for a summer at her villa…and a hot love affair. As Stravinsky enjoys a new burst of creativity and Chanel brings forth her own revolutionary creation – the perfume Chanel No. 5 – their love threatens to overtake work, family and life.

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