NEW YORK — A crowd of students at the Parsons School of Design were treated to a master class in personal management Tuesday evening by one of the beauty industry’s most facile practitioners, Leonard A. Lauder.

The occasion was the second in a series of memorial lectures at Parsons School of Design held in honor of Stephan Weiss, the late husband of Donna Karan and former vice chairman of the design house, Donna Karan International, that they built together as co-founders. Lauder, chairman of The Estée Lauder Cos., had a close relationship with Weiss, along with Karan, as their beauty licensee. “Stephan had a vision and it was a great one,” Lauder said of Weiss, who died in 2001 of cancer.

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