The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.
The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.
The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.
Early next year, the Procter & Gamble Co.-owned brand plans to relaunch a revamped and edited collection to both mass and prestige retailers.
The actress interviewed the designer in front of an auditorium full of people Wednesday night at Lincoln Center.
The campaign began as a submission to a contest run by the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Lauder made a double debut on both sides of the Atlantic to celebrate the launch of her new fragrance collection.