Lauren Hutton’s modeling career began in the mid-1960s. Initially she tried to hide her iconic gap teeth with a cap, and even mortician’s wax. Signing one of the biggest modeling contracts of all time with Revlon in 1973 helped solidify Hutton’s supermodel status. Her partnership with the cosmetics company lasted 10 years.
Born Mary Laurence Hutton on November 17, 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina, the aspiring model moved to New York just after college, where she changed her name and quickly became the picture of American beauty, swiftly amassing a record 26 covers of Vogue magazine. But Hutton was not just a pretty face. The model effortlessly transitioned into the actress role, starring in iconic films such as The Gambler (1974) and American Gigolo (1980). Nearly three decades later, Hutton shows no signs of slowing down.
Hutton has a distinct personal style that can best be described as effortless. She favored light sportswear looks, often opting for blazers. Here’s a selection of 40 photos, all taken in the 1970s and early ’80s, are packed with styling inspiration for the here and now. What’s more, they offer quite the glimpse into just how much fun Hutton was having back then.