Suzy is joined by Leonard Lauder, the Chairman Emeritus of Estée Lauder, who is known around his company as “Chief Teaching Officer”. And for good reason.

As the brand turns 75, Leonard Lauder has written a book, The Company I Keep: My Life in Beauty, published by Harper Collins. As well as discussing his latest volume, he reveals how much he learnt from his mother, Estée Lauder, herself – and how he built a special connection with philanthropy and the world of art.

Leonard Lauder with Suzy at the company headquarters in New York

Leonard Lauder, who lives with his photographer wife Judy, discusses how he made Estée Lauder the General Motors of the beauty business, with multiple brands, product lines and multinational distribution.

Does the current beauty boom in tough times have parallels with the earlier post-World War boom? Or is it technology which has encouraged us to buy make-up online whilst we are all stuck at home?

Leonard tells us from his own lips how Estée set the standard, and how he has taken it to the future.