“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” – Lauren Hutton
About Lauren Hutton
Lauren Hutton (born November 17, 1943) is an American model and actress.
Hutton was born Mary Laurence Hutton in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Her parents divorced when she was young. After her mother remarried, her last name was changed to her stepfather’s name, “Hall”, although he never formally adopted her. She graduated from Chamberlain High School in Tampa, Florida in 1961, and was among the first students to attend the University of South Florida in 1961.
Hutton later relocated with former Tampa disc jockey Pat Chamburs, 19 years her senior, to New York City, where she worked at the Playboy Club. The pair later moved to New Orleans, where she attended Newcomb College, then a coordinate college within Tulane University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964.
Hutton returned to New York, changed her name to “Lauren Hutton”, and became a popular fashion model, “cover girl” (appearing on the front cover of Vogue magazine a record 26 times) and commercial spokesperson. She was advised to hide the gap in her teeth and tried using morticians’ wax to cover the gap; then came the use of a cap, which she would often swallow, laugh out, or misplace. Hutton eventually retained this “imperfection” and the All Movie Guide stated that it “gave her on-camera persona a down-home sensibility that other, more ethereal models lacked.”
In 1973, Hutton signed a contract with Revlon cosmetics, worth US$250,000 a year for 20 days’ work, a professional relationship that lasted for ten years. Hutton’s initial contract with Revlon involved representation of the Ultima II brand. Twenty years later, she signed a new contract with Revlon to be the spokeswoman for Results, a collection of corrective moisturizing treatments.
In 1993, Hutton performed as a runway model for designer Calvin Klein and The New York Times responded by publishing an article in Hutton was “just as good as the current flock of fledglings.” Hutton has appeared in advertising campaigns for Alexander Wang, Chanel, Badgley Mischka, Tod’s, Mango, J. Crew, Alexis Bittar, Lord & Taylor, Barneys New York, H&M, Club Monaco, Gap, and Almay.
In 1997, Hutton became a brand ambassador and appeared in multiple advertising campaigns for the Australian department store David Jones; in 2001, she was replaced by Megan Gale.
Hutton was presented on the November 1999 Millennium cover of American Vogue as one of the “Modern Muses”. In July 2013, Hutton revealed that she was in the process of writing her memoir, which may be titled Smile, and also explained the value of traveling and exploration in her life thus far: “whenever I came back from Africa or the Antarctic, head swelling with the beauty of it all, I found I was loving life again. You look different because of everything that has gone on inside of you…”
(Source – Wikipedia)