The Century of Powder Compacts - Beauty Powder and its Boxes

Musée International de la Parfumerie - Publisher Faton - Couverture souple à rabats - 208 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2020

The book allows to enter the intimacy of the make-up ritual of elegant women through the large collection of powder compacts by Anne De Thoisy-Dallem, the remarkable collection of powder boxes, perfume bottles, advertisements and posters, from the International Perfume Museum, as well as prestigious posters from the Forney Library.

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Model 9782878442816
Artist Musée International de la Parfumerie
Author Anne de Thoisy-Dallem, Catherine Lanoë, Dominique Paquet, Grégory Couderc, Ève Duperray
Publisher Faton
Format Couverture souple à rabats
Number of pages 208
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 270 x 220
Technique(s) 120 illustrations environ
Published 2020
Museum Musée International de la Parfumerie, Grasse

Catalog of the exhibition The Century of Powder Compacts - Beauty Powder and its Boxes, presented at the International Perfume Museum, Grasse (May 28 - October 3, 2021).

The International Perfume Museum in Grasse and the Forney Library in Paris are co-organizing an exhibition devoted to beauty powder and its cases from 1880 to 1980 around the private collection of Anne de Thoisy-Dallem, presented for the first time to the public.

The International Perfume Museum continues its discovery of the world of 20th century perfume and cosmetics by focusing on the history of beauty powder and its frivolous and whimsical universe.

If the use of powder is centuries old, it is during the 20th century that it developed both from a technical and chemical point of view, but also in its uses and its containers: the powder compact and the powder. powder box.

This period of profound transformation saw a mass influx of various powder compacts, both in their forms and in their materials. This serial production is a reflection of society at the turn of the 20th century, both in the evolution of mores and in female emancipation.


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