BEAUTY

Photos: Helena Rubinstein: A Self-Made Woman

As a new show of her vast art collection makes clear, she had both an eye for beauty and a nose for business.


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Rubinstein, with some of the portraits she commissioned over the years. Courtesy of Helena Rubinstein Foundation archive, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York Special Collections.

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The spacious foyer in Rubinstein’s New York apartment. Photograph courtesy The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC.

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Pablo Picasso’s Untitled (Madame XIX 27.11.55), 1955. © 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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Rubinstein with Salvador Dalí, his wife, Gala, and Angel Zúñiga (from left), New York. Courtesy of The Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch Collection, Berlin.

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Leonor Fini’s Two Women, 1939. Courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998, 1999.363.47 © Successió Miró/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2013. Image copyright © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Helena’s niece, Mala Rubinstein, leads a class of saleswomen, New York, circa 1937. Photograph by Malcom Varon.

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Joan Miró’s Seated Nude Holding a Flower, 1917. Courtesy of Helena Rubinstein Foundation archive, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York Special Collections.

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One of her many salons. Courtesy of Helena Rubinstein Foundation archive, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York Special Collections.

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Rubinstein at home, New York, 1956. Courtesy of Getty Images.

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The Dalí room in Rubinstein’s New York home. Photograph by Bradford Robotham.

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Rubinstein, 1937. Courtesy of Getty Images.

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Marie Laurencin’s Portrait of Helena Rubinstein, 1934. Courtesy of Private Collection, Stowe, Vermont © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

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Rubinstein looking at one of her early-American vases, 1940s. Photograph by Christian Moser.

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Graham Sutherland’s Helena Rubinstein in a Red Brocade Gown, 1957. Courtesy of Daniel Katz Gallery, London © Estate of Graham Sutherland.

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Rubinstein in 1941. Courtesy of Getty Images.

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Booklet cover, 1935. Courtesy of Fashion Institute of Technology|SUNY, Gladys Marcus Library Department of Special Collections.

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A setting for a ladies’ luncheon at Rubinstein’s home in Connecticut. Courtesy of Fashion Institute of Technology|SUNY, Gladys Marcus Library Department of Special Collections.

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A shot from the fall 1998 makeup collection, Cinderella. Courtesy of Fashion Institute of Technology|SUNY, Gladys Marcus Library Department of Special Collections.

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A Rubinstein treatment. Courtesy of Fashion Institute of Technology|SUNY, Gladys Marcus Library Department of Special Collections.

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Rubinstein with Picasso, Cannes, 1956. Courtesy of Fashion Institute of Technology|SUNY, Gladys Marcus Library Department of Special Collections.

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Rubinstein’s living room, New York. Courtesy of Helena Rubinstein Foundation archive, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York Special Collections.