Monday, May 4, 2009

No Ordinary Beauty: Lauren Hutton

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion." --Sir Francis Bacon

Yesterday morning, at the press preview for the Costume Institute's "Model as Muse" exhibition, I snapped this photo of a young Lauren Hutton with my BlackBerry. I found that I could connect to her face for some reason--perhaps because own my eyes are slightly askew like hers.

According to the exhibition, Hutton gained great commercial success because of her irregular features. Many American women could relate to the image that she projected. And, while she grew to become an iconic model, I have to admit that she also sometimes looks like a crazy lady nowadays with the kinky hair, gapped teeth, and disconjugated gaze.


  1. She looks awesome.. I wonder if she is wearing her Lauren Hutton makeup. I wouldn't be surprised considering how good she looks and how well her makeup products work.

  2. I love how you described her as having a "disconjugated gaze"..if only you knew how much that term has been engrained in my existence, after studying the ocular system for half a decade.

  3. is this photo available for purchase somewhere? do you know the photographer that took it? i can't seem to find it anywhere else. i should have asked at the met, but i didn't...