August 23 2014

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Lauren Hutton on Moving to New York to Buy LSD and Breaking Into the Fashion Biz


huttonblog“People say you’re either born with style or you’re not—that’s complete hooey,” declared Lauren Hutton last night. Dressed the all-American part in a navy blazer and denim, the longtime supermodel had plenty more choice words on style and her life and career at the 92Y Fashion Icons talk with Fern Mallis.

At 70, Hutton appeared just as spritely as she did jumping in fashion editorials for Richard Avedon and on well-documented adventures to visit far-flung African tribes. Gesturing enthusiastically and even sucking her thumb, the grinning model responded to most of Mallis’ questions. “So you moved to New York to get to Africa and to buy LSD?” asked Mallis. After some roundabout storytelling, Hutton conceded, “Yeah, that’s what I came here for.” Hutton broke into the fashion industry in a similar manner. A fated meeting inside the spectacular red editorial offices of Diana Vreeland (or “DV,” as Hutton called her) paved the way for twenty-eight future Vogue covers, an exclusive Revlon deal, and forty-four films including American Gigolo.

Yet Hutton, who is soon to release a memoir, still remained aloof when it came to discussing her fashion icon status. Hutton much preferred to boast of her ability to catch “bad” snakes and skin catfish—all of which she learned to do early on as a child growing up in the South. But in between jokes and rounds of applause from the audience, the supermodel did have one last thing to say about style: “It’s what you pick out of fashion—that’s what style is. Develop your own, because all of us are pretty different.”

Photo: Joyce Culver

Ferragamo Takes Us To The Movies



Lauren Hutton is returning to the silver screen—or, rather, your computer screen—in Walking Stories, a romantic comedy created by Luca Guadagnino for Salvatore Ferragamo. The film captures a love story that unfolds in three cities near and dear to Mr. Ferragamo’s heart: Los Angeles, where his brand flourished; Shanghai, where the future of fashion lies; and Florence, his beloved hometown. Alongside Hutton, fresh faces such as Kaya Scodelario, Billy Magnussen, and Nathalie Buscombe bring the tale to life (and the rising stars look good doing it—decked out in Ferragamo, naturally). Walking Stories premieres October 8 on, and will be followed by eight biweekly episodes and behind-the-scenes footage. A series of film stills debuts here, exclusively on

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Lauren Hutton Assures: Glenn O’Brien’s Book Will Make You Better In Bed


Kate Moss went on the record—and on the book jacket, in fact—to support Glenn O’Brien’s How to Be a Man. But she’s far from the only stylish woman (to say nothing of the men) to do so. “Read this book it—it will make you better in bed,” Lauren Hutton advised last night. “It makes you more of a gentleman, it makes you think and what could be better than thinking?” (The affection is evidently mutual: The silver-haired writer called Hutton out as his paragon of well-dressed womanhood in an interview with Hutton, along with some eminently well-suited gents, including Thom Browne, André Balazs, Stephen Burrows, Richard Buckley, and GQ‘s Jim Nelson, lined up at Bergdorf Goodman Men’s for an autographed copy of the book.

Balazs mentioned he’s known O’Brien since their club kid days at Area in the early eighties—and presumably seen him through a few sartorial iterations. “What he knows is not to let the clothes define the man, but the other way around,” the hotelier said.

But in some cases, the scribe himself helped to define the man. Rap legend Fab Five Freddy, who worked as a cameraman for O’Brien’s cable-access show TV Party, credits the guy for launching his music career. “It’s a lot deeper than how to be a man,” he explained. “From Glenn, I learned how to insert myself into the popular culture.”

Photo: David X Prutting /

Heeeere’s Johnnie
(A.K.A. The Virgins’ Donald Cumming)


Club Monaco continues its streak of high-profile lookbook and campaign shooters this season, hiring Ryan McGinley to lens its Spring 2011 ads. It’s tapped top talent, too: Lauren Hutton, Lou Doillon, Tali Lennox, and the Virgins’ Donald Cumming all appear in the spots. But they’ve also got starring roles in the behind-the-scenes video by Tracy Antonopoulos debuting exclusively here on Cumming stars not as a rocker frontman or a model, but as a wayward videographer named Johnnie who, while napping during a shoot, dreams of a Doillon romance. And when he wakes up…well, let’s just say dreams can come true.

Looking For The Next Chloë? Try The Newsstand; The Faces To Watch This Fashion Week; Rihanna’s Feeling Fruity;
And More…


How’d Chloë Sevigny kick off her career in film and style? By cutting school, it turns out. eBay’s Andrea Linett, the woman who discovered young Sevigny way back when and put her in an ad for Sassy editor Jane Pratt’s The Jane Pratt Show, discovered her loitering at a newsstand̵2during school hours. She did the ad anyway, and lo, a star was born. [Vogue U.K.]

In Rihanna’s new video, she wears newsprint dresses and giant-cherry headpieces. Fruit millinery? Sounds a little like someone we know. That someone, though, is 100 percent on board. “J’ADR!” Anna Dello Russo tweeted about the new vid. [Anna Dello Russo]

Meet the new ones to watch: Modelinia selects its fresh faces of the Fall 2011 season, including Xiao Wen, Ruby Jean Wilson, and Laura Liriano (left). See you on the runway, ladies. [Modelinia]

Speaking of modeling, Alexis Bittar scooped up one of the industry’s grandest dames for his latest poster campaign: Lauren Hutton. He first met the supe 20 years ago when he was still selling jewelry on the street in Soho. [WWD]

As if we needed another reason to hit the spa, The Standard Miami’s is now home to the Rafael de Cárdenas-designed STND/OHWOW store, stocked by the Miami Beach art gallery with accessories, jewelry, beach goods, gifts, and art books. [Racked]