Sunday, November 27, 2011

Evelyn Lauder dies at age 75

Evelyn H. Lauder (1936-2011) was the Senior Corporate Vice President and Head of Fragrance Development Worldwide for the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. During her more than 50 years with the Company, she held many positions while contributing her invaluable insights about fashion trends, consumers' changing needs, and new approaches to the development of innovative skin care, makeup and fragrance products. 

Evelyn H. Lauder, a refugee of Nazi-occupied Europe who married into an illustrious family in the beauty business and became an ardent advocate for breast cancer awareness, raising millions for research, died on Saturday at her home in Manhattan. She was 75.
The cause was nongenetic ovarian cancer, said Alexandra Trower, a spokeswoman for the Estée Lauder Companies.
As the wife of Leonard A. Lauder, the chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies, and as the daughter-in-law of the company’s formidable matriarch, Estée Lauder, Evelyn Lauder had to establish her own place in a family as complex as it was competitive.
Mrs. Lauder frequently told the story of how, early in her marriage, she returned to the couple’s apartment to find that Estée had rearranged the furniture more to her liking. When Evelyn and Leonard were dating — it was only their second date — Estée implored her to stay and be the hostess for a birthday party she was giving her son.

Source: NYT Read the story

Did you know that there are 27 brands in the Estee Lauder family? Among them are: Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Mac and Michael Kors see the complete list


Bliss said...

I didn't know MAC was an Estee Lauder brand! Learned something new today. :)


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