Lauren Hutton, who graced the cover of Vogue when she was twenty-six, was one of the most widely-recognized models in the '60s and '70s. She has since modeled for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's collection, The Row. Hutton recently spoke to online retailer Net-a-Porter's mag, The Edit, about the modeling industry's ugly side, discussing everything from the f***ed up world of fashion, to anorexia, "hoe wear" and more ...
On fashion: “A lot of the time, fashion is angry,” she rasps. “It’s f***ed up mother f***ers. Guys p***ed off that they’re not women. But that’s why you have to use fashion to do what you want – and not be bossed around by it.”
On anorexia: "I was naturally slim" but the industry "has gotten crazier and crazier" in terms of body image. "The girls are anorexic. Before, the girls were naturally slim. Girls who were round and fulsome didn't starve themselves into the right...physique."
On Kate Moss and mean models: “Kate, whom I knew when she was 14, was always being made fun of by the other models. They were jealous, but I was the tiger queen, so I could crack the whip over them. When we did the Millennium Vogue cover with all the other models, Annie Leibovitz put me right in the middle of them, and when I heard the catty remarks at Kate, I used my mouth like a bull whip.”
On "hoe wear": “I see clothes on billboards that I’d never wear at any age. They’re provocative and vulgar. A lot of fashion starts with prostitutes: the idea is you’ve got to be able to pull a guy out of a car with what you’re wearing.”
On her greatest lament: Women being driven to surgery at tender ages. “I see people in their twenties doing Botox, which is insane. Who will they be in their forties?”