Fashion is beauty, and the beauty business is all about fashion … Leonard A. Lauder, the visionary businessman and philanthropist who is now Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., understands this better than anyone.
Under Leonard A. Lauder’s leadership, the Company launched many new brands beyond Estée Lauder, including Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series Skincare for Men and Origins, and expanded through acquisitions such as Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone, La Mer, M•A•C and Smashbox. Leonard A. Lauder understands the marriage of fashion and beauty and created fragrance and beauty businesses with Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Missoni, Tory Burch and Tom Ford.
Mallis, former Senior VP of IMG Fashion and Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, created, centralized and organized NY Fashion Week, and led other fashion weeks and events around the world as IMG’s global “Fashion Ambassador.” She hosts Fashion Insiders with Fern Mallis on Sirius XM Celebrity talk radio station STARS 106, and is the creator of the FERN FINDS: globally-inspired line of jewelry. She launched Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis at 92nd Street Y in 2011 and has interviewed Norma Kamali, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Polly Mellen, Marc Jacobson, Betsey Johnson, Vera Wang, Suzy Menkes, Oscar de la Renta, André Leon Talley, Bruce Weber and Kenneth Cole. More Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis talks will take place over the coming months.