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20th Century Women (2016)

20thcenturywomen_bornunicorn (5)ysl_opiumsecretdeparfum_bornunicornThere’s a suprising object on Dorothea’s writing desk – a bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Opium, the Secret de Parfum version. This is not the original 1977 perfume, created by  Jean Amic and Jean-Louis Sieuzac, but a later version, created by  Jean-Louis Sieuzac and launched in 1992. From a strictly historical point of view, this is an inaccurate choice, because the film is set in the late 1970s.

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20th Century Women (2016)

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Abbie’s project is taking pictures of her personal belongings: among them, there’s Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color moisturising lipstick in a red shade. The golden and silver metal case is reminiscent of the brand’s iconic red door, symbol of the Fifth Avenue salon founded in 1910. 

Unfortunately, the choice of this prop is historically inaccurate: the film is set in the late 1970s, while this lipstick was launched in 2014.