Lauren Hutton: Fabulous Fashion Fairy Godmother
From working with Richard Avedon and Diana Vreeland, to starring in Tom Ford's recent fashion show, longtime uber-model Lauren Hutton has enjoyed one of the fashion industry's most enduring careers. "I became a model to see the world, to make enough money to travel and experience other cultures," she explains in the February issue of Harper's Bazaar. "I knew I had to get to New York to get to Africa." And with a career spanning almost five decades & well into her mid-60s, she posed for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 2008 lookbook. "I think I was 64 at the time and they were 22. I thought that was fantastically hip. I did it, and they paid me in clothes, which is great," she notes, showing off the jeans and workmans shirt she's wearing - both from the Row. Adds Ashley, "She stays true to herself. I think that's what's reflected in her photographs," says Ashley, to which M-K adds: "She took a chance on a brand that no one knew just because she liked it. We think of her as our fairy godmother."
- Lesley Scott