With every E! special we watch or Us Weekly issue we read, it seems more and more like celebrity dermatologists are a dime a dozen. But if ever there were one to remember (and still swear by), it would be the late Erno Laszlo.
Skincare guru to the likes of Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner and Jackie Kennedy, Laszlo was known for concocting individual formulas for the stars from his famed ?Institute? on 40th Street and Fifth Avenue. And after a 40-year hiatus, the flagship lab is back.
Now in an airy, multilevel Soho space, the Institute will offer personal skincare consultations, as well as the brand?s high-end line of cleansers, masks and serums. But for added glamour points, the reopening will also pay tribute to Laszlo?s most famous client (and muse), Marilyn Monroe.
On the main floor of the store, you?ll be able to peep at some of her recognizable outfits, like her black-and-white-checkered pants and turtleneck sweater or her floor-length cream satin robe, all courtesy of Monroe expert and collector Ted Stampfer.
Come for the eye cream; leave with a history lesson.
The Marilyn Monroe retrospective runs until December 31 at the Erno Laszlo Institute, 382 W. Broadway (between Spring and Broome sts.); ernolaszlo.com