Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Love: Lauren Hutton
OK, I'm a bit slow off the mark with this one but that's the advantage of being a late adopter; less pressure, less competition, just let the iPad-carrying hipsters do all the work for you. And so, when designers at NY fashion week are looking for models with gappy teeth and there's something of an age-fest going on; Julianne Moore at Tom Ford's show yesterday, Christy Turlington in the current Louis Vuitton ad campaign, Kristen McMenamy - US Vogue, September issue, Stella Tennant...I won't go on, just to say that it's a joy to see Lauren Hutton, nearly 67, on the cover of LOVE magazine.
Discovered by the legendary Diana Vreeland in 1965, 'She saw something in me. She saw what she was seeing in the streets: a new sort of person...who wore jeans and a t-shirt with no bra, and many of these 18-year-olds were still wearing iron corsets - fashion was still very much in the fifties - and I was not.' By 1974, with her gap-toothed smile and wonky nose, Hutton had become the 'million dollar girl next door,' the face of Revlon Ultima II, an American Vogue cover girl and the highest paid model in history.
Wrinkles, imperfect teeth and old news - you can read it all here.