Lauren Hutton walks the runway at the Bottega Veneta show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 last year in Milan, Italy.
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Lauren Hutton has been on plenty of magazine covers in her lifetime. Forty of them alone have been for Vogue magazine. She was one of the most successful supermodels of all time, with a career that started in the 1960s.
It’s exciting to see that while she’s now at the age of 73 (only a month of turning 74) she’s still got it. In this case, it’s not once, but three times, thanks to Vogue Italia, with three different covers of their October edition all featuring her for their ‘Timeless Issue’.
“I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but it took Vogue Italia’s courage to make it true,” Lauren Hutton said. “This is a cover that can change society, because it shows a woman who is vibrant, attractive, who still laughs, and who for the first time is a woman my age.”
It’s amazing to think that Hutton didn’t have the best start to a modelling career, with people commenting on her height, nose and the gap in her teeth.
“Everybody laughed at me,” she told Today’s Natalie Morales during an interview in 2016. “They said, ‘Are you ridiculous? The space in your teeth, this fat little nose. You’re short.’ It was basically laughing. And saying, ‘Where you come from?’ And I’d say, ‘Florida.’ And they’d say, ‘You should go back.”
“I used to cry sometimes,” Hutton admitted. “And fortunately, I met this New Yorker, and he’d say, ‘They don’t have original eyes. They see only what they’ve been told is fashionable’.”