Helena Rubinstein: Queen of cosmetics and bulimic art collector
Queen of the cosmetics industry, passionate collector and formidable businesswoman, this polonaise with extraordinary fate, has cleared from the beginning of the XXth century artistic ways from the first arts to surrealism. Two Parisian exhibitions pay homage to his unique artistic flair.
There was no more “houtzpeh” than this woman’s length of 1.47m. This Yiddish word – which means rebellious, cheeky – could have been invented for Helena Rubinstein: never the temerity of this penniless adventurer became millionaire did not pale during her long life (1872-1965).