By  on October 2, 2019

John G. Ledes, the founder of The Ledes Group and owner of Parfums Robert Piguet, died Tuesday evening at his home in Katonah, N.Y. The cause was complications from cancer of the jaw.

The Ledes Group published the industry publications Beauty Fashion and Cosmetic World. An attorney by training, Ledes became involved in the business in the late Sixties, after taking partial ownership of the publications when a client was unable to pay his fee. Ledes loved the business so much he soon acquired the majority.

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