Talk about the spirit of giving: Since creating the Breast Cancer Research Foundation 15 years ago, Evelyn Lauder has helped raise more than $215 million in the fight to find a cure. Along the way, she’s been instrumental in shaping the direction of the Estée Lauder Cos. and collaborated on some of the most successful scents in modern history, developed a thriving career in photography and cocreated the pink ribbon, to name just a few. So, if anyone understands how to multitask during the frenetic holiday season, it’s the indefatigable Mrs. Lauder. Here, she reveals why she’d rather give than receive, how she gets away from it all without going anywhere and the thrill of seeing the world through rose-colored lights.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"