One of the women who redefined the meaning of beauty, Lauren Hutton, has just turned 71. She remains as active as ever in front of the camera and a force of inspiration for women of all ages. This editorial was shot by Pamela Hanson for Violet Grey and the quotes below are an excerpt from the interview Anjelica Huston conducted with her friend for the magazine.
“Angelica Huston: Do you think the modeling world has changed a lot?
Lauren Hutton: Absolutely. It’s almost unrecognizable. I don’t see how young kids do it because there are all these people on the set, and you’ve got to really unzip your mental fly and expose yourself in front of a bunch of strangers. It’s very anti-intimacy, which is what a great picture should be about — a very intimate look into someone’s soul. And with digital [photography], they take like seven or 10 pictures, and then they’re gone. Or they go off to look at a TV set.
AH: You’re alone! Everyone’s off in some corner of the room looking at a monitor. It’s terribly weird. Your whole rhythm is disturbed. Is there anything better about [the modeling world] these days?
photos: Pamela Hanson for Violet Grey | styling: Lawren Howell