Estimated Value: $1200
Erno Laszlo studied skin pathology and skin disease at the Royal Hungarian Elisabeth University of Medical Sciences in Budapest, Hungary’s capital, under the tutelage of Professor Soma Cornel Beck. He completed his clinical studies in Berlin, Germany, with the famous dermatologist Professor Max Joseph, “the father of modern dermatology”.
In 1927, László opened his first institute in Budapest, the Ernő László Institute for Scientific Cosmetology. He achieved fame when he created a special foundation cream for Princess Stéphanie of Belgium who lost her self confidence due to an acute case of acne. His reputation was further solidified after he treated actress Frida Gombaszoegi’s facial scars after being shot in the face by a man she rejected. Soon, women from all ranks of society wanted to see László for skin and make-up advice.
In 1939 The Ernő László Institute was opened in Manhattan, aimed at the rich, famous and powerful. One needed to be recommended to gain admittance. In the early 1940s, Helena Rubinstein approached László and offered to buy his business, but he declined. In 1945, László became a United States citizen. In 1966, László entered the retail marketplace, with partner Chesebrough-Ponds, which later bought the Ernő László Institute.
• All participants must be over the age of 18.
• Valid for 2 people.
• Cannot be resold, re-auctioned, returned or exchanged.
• Travel and accommodations are not included.
• Date TBD