"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.