( ) Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16.
Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instructions 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person
   Hockaday, Irvine O. Jr.
   2501 McGee Trafficway
   Box 419580
   Kansas City, MO  64141
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
   The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
3. IRS or Social Security Number of Reporting Person (Voluntary)

4. Statement for Month/Year
5. If Amendment, Date of Original (Month/Year)

6. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)
   (X) Director ( ) 10% Owner ( ) Officer (give title below) ( ) Other
   (specify below)

7. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
   (X) Form filed by One Reporting Person
   ( ) Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

 Table I -- Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned                                                 |
1. Title of Security       |2.    |3.    |4.Securities Acquired (A)         |5.Amount of        |6.Dir |7.Nature of Indirect       |
                           | Transaction |  or Disposed of (D)              |  Securities       |ect   |  Beneficial Ownership     |
                           |      |      |                                  |  Beneficially     |(D)or |                           |
                           |      |    | |                  | A/|           |  Owned at         |Indir |                           |
                           | Date |Code|V|    Amount        | D |    Price  |  End of Month     |ect(I)|                           |

 Table II -- Derivative Securitites Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned                                                   |
1.Title of Derivative |2.Con-  |3.   |4.    |5.Number of De |6.Date Exer|7.Title and Amount  |8.Price|9.Number    |10.|11.Nature of|
  Security            |version |Transaction | rivative Secu |cisable and|  of Underlying     |of Deri|of Deriva   |Dir|Indirect    |
                      |or Exer |     |      | rities Acqui  |Expiration |  Securities        |vative |tive        |ect|Beneficial  |
                      |cise    |     |      | red(A) or Dis |Date(Month/|                    |Secu   |Securities  |(D)|Ownership   |
                      |Price of|     |      | posed of(D)   |Day/Year)  |                    |rity   |Benefi      |or |            |
                      |Deriva- |     |      |               |Date |Expir|                    |       |ficially    |Ind|            |
                      |tive    |     |      |           | A/|Exer-|ation|   Title and Number |       |Owned at    |ire|            |
                      |Secu-   |     |    | |           | D |cisa-|Date |   of Shares        |       |End of      |ct |            |
                      |rity    |Date |Code|V|  Amount   |   |ble  |     |                    |       |Month       |(I)|            |
Stock Units (Cash Payo|        |9/10/|A (1|V|46.88      |A  |(2)  |(2)  |Class A Comm|46.88  |$32.00 |3,904.93    |D  |            |
ut)                   |        |2002 |)   | |           |   |     |     |on Stock    |       |       |            |   |            |
                      |        |     |    | |           |   |     |     |            |       |       |            |   |            |

Explanation of Responses:
1.  Reflects grant of stock units in lieu of cash for meeting
2. The stock units will be paid out in cash as of the first January 1 after the
last date of the Reporting Person's service as a director of the Company.
          Know all by these presents, that the undersigned
constitutes and appoints each of  Paul E. Konney, Spencer G. Smul, Moira A.
Pastre, Nancy M. Louden, Seth E. Herbert and Kerrian Thomas, signing
singly, the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact
(1)        execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's
capacity as an officer and/or director of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
(the "Company") or as a stockholder of the Company or as a trustee of a
stockholder of the Company, Forms 3, 4, and 5 in accordance with Section
16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules
(2)        do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned
which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any
such Form 3, 4, or 5, complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto,
and timely file such form with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority;
(3)        take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of
benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned,
it being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on
behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such
form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such
attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's
         The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power
and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing
whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of
the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and
purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full
power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all
that such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or
substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Power of
Attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.  The undersigned
acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity
at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the Company
assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with, or
liabilities that may arise under, Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of
          This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until
the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect to
the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the
Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing
delivered to the foregoing
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of this 30th day of August, 2002.
Signature: /s/ Irvine O.
Spencer G. Smul