Lauren Hutton landed the cover of Net-A-Porter’s online mag, The Edit, but it’s really her interview that caught our eyes. The 69-year-old model speaks candidly about too-thin models and mean girls, and is just so refreshingly BS-free.
Other fashion insiders may be hesitant to label models as anorexic, but Hutton has been in the game for a long time, and has definitely seen how the industry’s idea of beauty has evolved. She tells The Edit that it “has gotten crazier and crazier”, and continues:
“The girls are anorexic. Before, the girls were naturally slim. Girls who were round and fulsome didn’t starve themselves into the right…physique.”
Wonder how she feels about Stockholm’s model scouts reportedly recruiting girls in front of eating disorder clinics then?
Hutton also recounts the time she protected a young Kate Moss from the mean girls during a Vogue photoshoot:
“Kate [Moss], whom I knew when she was 14, was always being made fun of by the other models. They were jealous, but I was the tiger queen, so I could crack the whip over them. When we did the Millennium Vogue cover with all the other models, Annie Leibovitz put me right in the middle of them, and when I heard the catty remarks at Kate, I used my mouth like a bull whip.”
Main takeaway: don’t mess with Hutton, people. She may not toss a phone at you, but she will tell you to shut up if she doesn’t like your tone.