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- SENSAI SPF 15 CONCEALER BRUSH IN CB02
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In the accompanying interview, the legendary Hutton — who is known for her no-holds-barred, no regrets, all-American appeal— is still very much Hutton. Her refreshing candor is due, in part, to the fact that her good chum Anjelica is asking the questions.
Below, VIOLET GREY listens in on the two women as they laugh, reminisce and indulge in a healthy exchange of compliments. “I remember when I first saw you,” Hutton tells Huston. “You came in with your black hair and white skin and … wow.” “When I first saw you, you were like the sun shining,” replies Huston.
If only everyone could be blessed with such eloquent friends.
LAUREN HUTTON: The premise was New York’s old-school elite, which is why we shot at the Lotos Club. Are you going to ask me about the woman that I was channeling?
LH: No I don’t.
LH: I like that … the most splendid of myself. Yes, definitely.
LH: I like to work to music. One time, I remember Dick Avedon playing “Mustang Sally” about 20 times in a row so I could dance to it.
LH: I certainly try. It’s harder because those were people I spent so much time with. And a lot of times, I would just be coming back from some great story, somewhere in Africa or the Amazon or someplace where I had really rich emotional adventures, and I would look in the camera and think about them and relive them. And you’d see that all across my face.
LH: No, but I remember the first time I ever met her. I was with a bunch of models sitting in her great room. Remember that room with the miles of leopard skin on the floor and the red ceiling and walls? It was like being in this princess fairy tale, and I just sat and watched and wasn’t present, and because of that she turned in the middle of sentence, pointed her cigarette holder at me and said, “You! Have quite a presence.” So maybe I should have learned that by not having a presence it gives me a presence.
LH: 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.
LH: Well, Daria Werbowy. What else?
LH: They’re pretty curious. This last time, I was seated next to rapper Nicki Minaj, who was very funny. Something came up and I said, “Do you know how old I am?” And she looked at me and narrowed her eyes and said, “Whatever it is, you are 50!”
LH: Ah! Well, it was very interesting because you’re basically in a bathing suit with some ears on. This must have been 1962. It was like Mad Men; the place was full of ad-agency guys, and they were mostly young. Even if they weren’t age-wise, they were very young because they were put into this trance state by all these breasts bobbing about.
LH: I don’t even know what that is anymore.
LH: Exactly. I think women have been in the secondary position for 4,000 years, and it's contra naturam, against nature.
I remember Dick AVEDON playing ‘Mustang Sally’ about 20 times in a row so I could DANCE to it.Tweet This
LH: Well, I’ll have to tell you that I’ve been slathering myself in coconut oil since I was about 22.
LH: I never did. I kept trying to, especially since I spent decades on the equator, and you really should have a hat! But I just couldn’t do it. I think it was because I was always coming from three months of modeling, and when I’d get free, I’d be on a plane the next day and didn’t want to touch anything. I didn’t take makeup, I didn’t take a mirror, and I certainly didn’t take sunscreen.
LH: Yes, sort of. It depends on what kind of light I’m looking at myself in.
LH: Only my priest.
LH: Oh, in bed with the squeeze. Ask me another one, like, what’s my favorite feature?
LH: My heels, when he’s chewing on them.
LH: Oh gosh, I never thought of that!
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