Carol (2015)

carol_bornunicorn (1)There are lots of make-up products on the coffee table in Carol Aird’s living room, most of which are vintage pieces.


dubarry_bornunicorn dubarry1_bornunicornThe item that caught my attention is the oval red box with white lid. This is the Du Barry face powder, produced by Richard Hudnut, an American businessman who first achieved international success in cosmetics manufacturing. This face powder was named after Jeanne Bécu, comtesse du Barry, the last Maîtresse-en-titre of Louis XV of France and one of the victims of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. It’s unclear which version of the powder appears in the film – the lid is not clearly visible – but I think it’s the first.

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