BROWN ON BROWN: “I first met Bobbi Brown 16 years ago and it was love at first sight,” said Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus (“which means I don’t get paid,” he cracked) of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., in introducing the makeup artist at her brand’s 20th anniversary party Tuesday night. “She walked in and said ‘look down'” — a reference to Brown’s five-foot height. “She’s gotten taller over the years. The best gift she’s ever given me was when she bought a boat — and named it TYLL — Thank You, Leonard Lauder. So when I get a canoe, I’m going to name it TYBB — Thank You Bobbi Brown.”

The event, held at the Crosby Street Hotel, also served as the screening for “The Wise-Cracking Beauty Queen,” a short film created by Bruce Weber to commemorate the pair’s friendship over the past two decades. The 23-minute film follows Brown around the Hamptons and interacting with a passel of friends (including Alec Baldwin affecting a strange French accent) and can be viewed on Brown’s blog,

About 150 guests were in attendance, including Fabrizio Freda, William Lauder, John Demsey, Dylan Lauren, Lauren Bush and Nancy Donahue.

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