From working with Richard Avedon
and Diana Vreeland
, to starring in Tom Ford's recent fashion show, longtime uber-model Lauren Hutton
has enjoyed one of the fashion industry's most enduring careers.
'I became a model to see the world, to make enough money to travel and experience other cultures,' she explains in the February issue of Harper's Bazaar. 'I knew I had to get to New York to get to Africa.'
And with a career spanning almost five decades and well into her mid-60s, she posed for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 2008 lookbook.
'I think I was 64 at the time and they were 22. I thought that was fantastically hip. I did it, and they paid me in clothes, which is great,' she notes, showing off the jeans and workmans shirt she's wearing - both from the Row.
Adds Ashley, 'She stays true to herself. I think that's what's reflected in her photographs,' says Ashley, to which M-K adds - 'She took a chance on a brand that no one knew just because she liked it. We think of her as our fairy godmother.'Brought to you from our friends at FashionTribes!