Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lauren Hutton Quotes

1. We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.


2. I had 30-something years' experience in modeling, which is rare.

3. That's the mistake women make - you shouldn't see your makeup. We don't want to look like we've made an effort.

4. A lot of modeling is how much crap you can take.

5. Avedon wouldn't let me put wax between my teeth like I usually did.


6. Eileen Ford wanted me to fix my nose and my teeth. I said: "Sure, great, but I really had no intention to".


7. I became a specialist at comedic one-liners.

8. I don't spend much money on clothes; I never did.

9. I discovered myself! 


10. I had always broken the rules.

11. I look at my first appointment book from 1965 and I get dizzy. I was constantly in a phone booth calling photographers.


12. I was making $50 a week as a house model at Christian Dior for nine months before I learned that photographic models made $50 an hour!

13. I'd like to be the first model who becomes a woman.

14. I'm not part of the cultural elite. I'm a down-home girl. Always have been, always will be.

15. Lord knows, I never want to waste any more of my time in mirrors.

16. In 1974, the modeling world changed. Jerry Ford and my lawyer negotiated the deal for the first exclusive contract in modeling history.


17. No one's raising children any more. To love a child, you've got to work for it. You have to change its diapers and feed it at night!

18. The last thing we need is yet another makeup company. Even I have a nervous breakdown when I go through the department store makeup floor.

19. There are plenty of beautiful girls who don't photograph well.

20. We need a new religion.

21. When I went back to modeling, nobody knew how to deal with a 46-year-old model!


22. Whatever tension is on set can end up on your face.

23. I became a model to see the world, to make enough money to travel and experience other cultures. I knew I had to get to New York to get to Africa. (Harper's BAZAAR)

24. I was doing all these bad movies to stay away from home. (Harper's BAZAAR)

25. I was almost 40, a little late to start a movie career in a big way. (Harper's BAZAAR)


26. I said I wasn't going to pose and pretend I'm younger than I am. When I got to set, I told Meisel the same thing. He said: "Great, that's what I want." And it was. (on resurrecting her modeling career at 46 - Harper's BAZAAR)

27. I don't want to give up the rest of my life, and that's what I feel like I've been doing for 10 years. (Harper's BAZAAR)

28. It's not your imagination when suddenly your product doesn't work anymore. Everything that made it work has been stripped out for a bigger profit. I would rather kill it than let that happen. (Harper's BAZAAR)


29. I haven't had a TV set since 1964. (Harper's BAZAAR)


30. A baseball player, Catfish Hunter, was the first player to get a sports contract.

31. Almost all of us have extremely uneven faces, but I learned enough about makeup and lighting to get away with it.

32. Armani is a friend and a great designer.

33. Beverly Johnson credits me with getting the first black model on the cover of Vogue.


34. Can you imagine if everyone looked one way? How boring and grotesque. We wouldn't even make love any more.

35. European clients paid about a third of what New York clients paid, so I never worked in Europe.

36. Even when I was modeling I would get the thinnest and best stuff that I could find.

37. Half of a model's job is diplomacy. Quite often there are bubbles of problems on set, and it's your job to find out what it is and pop it.


38. I bit a lot more bugs than bit me.


39. I call it invisible makeup. I've been using it for the last 12 years.

40. I didn't wear a bra or much makeup.

41. I even tried to stretch my spine out: I'd hang upside down from a pole I put up in a doorway.

42. I had 10 or 12 Vogue covers. I knew my business.

43. I have four colors. One of them is a great brown. It looks great on men, too.


44. I invested my own money to start Lauren Hutton's Good Stuff.



45. I learned things other people weren't learning unless they were explorers or anthropologists.

46. I love the feeling of being a naked egg atop that throbbing steel. You feel vulnerable but so alive.

47. I loved learning the history of the girls from all over; it was a sort of sorority; they were my pals.

48. I never got sick. I never cancelled a job.


49. I put together what I learned in over four decades of working with almost every type and brand of makeup in the world.

50. I studied my face. I invented great makeup. I learned where to put it properly.

51. I told the agency: "I'm upping my rate". They said: You can't do that". I insisted.

52. I want women not to be ashamed of who they are when they're in bed.


53. I was 30, the most famous model in the world, and I was the last of my era's famous models left.



54. I was making 0 a day - more than anyone else.



55. I was on the cover of Newsweek and Time.

56. I was terrified that I wouldn't be able to work again because I hated the way some makeup artists made me look.


57. I was the first of the short models before Kate Moss. Most of the girls were 5'10" or 5'11".


58. I was the shortest model all the time I modeled.



59. I was told to try modeling for a year and then quit if I wasn't making it.

60. I would cancel a date on Saturday night if a test came up.

61. I'm not a professor and a scholar.


62. If somebody else is doing it for you, as is the case with women whose kids are raised by nannies or in day care, you don't bond with them.


63. If you take care of yourself, basically your brain gets better.

64. It was different, catalog modeling, but eventually everyone started doing it.

65. Jerry Ford raised the models' agency fee from 10 percent to 20 percent. He invented the client fee.


66. Luckily I had even bones, which made me look taller.


67. Makeup was essentially being made for girls, as if the 60s generation and women's liberation had never happened.



68. Men lie about their age. Guys tell me they are older.

69. Men my age, the great ones, they are married to great and sometimes greater women.

70. Models are up against the most beautiful girls from all over the world.


71. Models need to practice; it's hard to be real, to be at ease, in front of a stranger holding a machine in his face.

72. Some models think once you're with an agency, you've got it made.


73. The models in Vogue were still in the '50s; they'd be in makeup for three hours.

74. The Paris collections were probably the most fun.

75. The real Vogue models didn't do catalog, despite the higher rates.


76. Then you would have six jobs a day. You were booked by the hour.



77. There were five agencies in town at the time. Four of them turned me down.



78. Vreeland was starting to see an odd, new kind of people on the street, and I was one of them.

79. We-the biggest, wealthiest, and healthiest generation of women in the world's history-were going to need makeup!


80. You may have several different jobs in a day with 10 or 20 people at each - there's always going to be some problem.






81. If the accident of genes has put you in a place where you can be a role model, then be somebody!

82. I am amazed because these are clothes I'd wear. They've been recycled and made better by kids who have really got it…and I am going to introduce them to the people at Armani.


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