Hutton around

After shooting off my mouth about the beauties of Chucktown, I figured the least I could do would be to provide an example thereof. The name that immediately came to mind was Lauren Hutton, born in Charleston in 1943, though she grew up in Florida and graduated from Tulane.

Lauren Hutton signs in

Never married, Hutton is still considered a brand-name model in her seventies. I suggest it’s because she never addressed her alleged deficiencies, detailed in a Harper’s Bazaar profile when she was thirty:

Lauren is anything but a classical beauty. Her nose flies west, her mouth flies north, she can cross her left eye at will. She made herself beautiful by learning, watching, willing — not by surgically altering her defects.

Lauren Hutton on the front row

And when she got to be my age, well, she looked like this:

Lauren Hutton needs no top

That Letterman-ish tooth gap was something she was advised to conceal early in her career. After a few unlovely efforts, she decided the hell with it. Very wise, I think.



  1. canadienne »

    4 February 2016 · 8:47 pm

    I remember Annie Leibovitz’ famous portrait of Lauren Hutton covered with mud, and if I remember correctly Annie said that she should have covered her completely with mud but she was too beautiful to cover her face. While Googling to see if I could find the quote, I ran across this


  2. CGHill »

    4 February 2016 · 9:24 pm

    She never was one to keep her mouth closed. :)

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