Lauren Hutton – The Million Dollar Model


Lauren Hutton was born on November 17, 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina. She moved to New York City in the mid 1960’s, and quickly became a top model. She has appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine a record 26 times. Known for her signature gap tooth, a trait she attempted to hide early in her career, but which eventually brought her a distinct look.

In 1973, Hutton finalized a deal with Revlon in a deal that lasted ten years. Twenty years after that she signed another deal with the cosmetics giant. She has also worked with Calvin Klien, David Jones, and her own brand called Lauren Hutton’s Good Stuff.

Lauren Hutton’s deal with Revlon was the modeling industry’s first million dollar contract, and it paved the way for increased compensation for top models for major campaigns.

Lauren Hutton In Person:

Lauren Hutton Quotes:

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

“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.”

“I had 30-something years’ experience in modeling, which is rare.”

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

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

Notable Work:

Revlon, Calvin Klein, David Jones

Also published on Medium.

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