Style Icon: Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton is known for her sense of style, her beauty, and that distinctive gap in her smile, and watching her pull clothing from a rack, it’s immediately evident that her 40 years of dressing for the cameras has given her a unique perspective on coupling colors and pairing fabrics. In an article by Katherine B. Weissman and Lambeth Hochwald for, they spoke to Ms. Hutton about her career, her sense of style, and how she became the icon for American Style.

Hutton’s personal style developed during her growing-up period in the 1940’s in Charleston, South Carolina, where she lived with her family. She rebelled against the expected code of Southern femininity, and when her family experienced a financial downturn, they moved to Florida, where Lauren was free to “hit the trees” and like “wild things.”

Hutton moved to Manhattan in the early 1960’s, and immediately noticed the differences between her look