Fashion Week is in full swing these days and world’s most appreciated designers, models, trend followers, bloggers and wannabes anything are there. Are you?
Lauren Hutton isn’t. The 70year-old model and actress attended a glamorous celebration hosted by Carine Roitfeld: Harper’s Bazaar ‘Icons’ party this Friday, September 5th 2014. However, although in New York (the said cocktail gala took place at the Plaza Hotel in NY), Lauren keeps away from the Fashion Week tents & fancy crowds. The answer, as coming from the model herself:
Lauren has been on the cover of Vogue more times than we have fingers and toes to count on (a whopping total of 41!) and enjoyed a really longstanding relationship with fashion still active in 2014 so that makes her a style authority. Someone who lacks real style substance would never be relevant even after 4 decades in the restless fashion industry. As a part of the Carine Roitfeld-edited Harper’s Bazaar 50th anniversary issue, a global deal published internationally in all HB editions along many other models, Lauren Hutton honored the party and spoke her mind, as she does always.
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However, much to everyone’s surprise, Lauren is far from being excited with the Fashion Week and the perspective of new fashion trends being launched. Actually, she was quite the opposite: annoyed by ‘new trends’ and ‘new fashions’. An attitude we couldn’t do better but applaud and encourage!
‘The fashion trend of fashion being so important – that’s really hilarious. […] Remember when French pills started wearing those giant ships on their heads and those pearls and those wigs and all that s#it? We’re going to be having our own version of that very soon.’ Lauren Hutton declared in a quick interview at the Harper’s Bazaar event
Lauren Hutton is part of the anniversary Icons issue of Harper’s Bazaar edited by Carine Roitfeld which was sold internationally with various covers (including Lady Gaga, Linda Evangelista, Penelope Cruz and Claudia Schiffer). Part of the main pictorial were fantastic models such as Stephanie Seymour, Brooke Shields, Mariacarla Boscono, Lara Stone and so many more!(photos BFA NYC, Harper’s Bazaar)
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I love Lauren! She is right and I so agree with her statement that “the fashion trend of fashion being so important” is hilarious. But my dear editor this coming from me is probably not a surprise to you. ;) :)
We see to less of gorgeous ‘old’ women in fashion? Thanks for posting all these beautiful ‘old’ women!
The Netherlands has its first Harper’s Bazaar which I bought because the Editor in Chief is Cécile Narinx, she is my fave Dutch fashion journalist. She left this position at Dutch ELLE to embrace a new challenge as an older woman. After all Harper’s Bazaar is the mother of all fashion magazines. :)
They’re far from being old, Adriana! and you know that!
I identify more with their time, their wisdom, their style and fashion than I do with the madness of our times.This is no fashion. This is hunger for money. Season after season, more money is spent on clothes. But what about last season’s wardrobe? I don’t feel like tossing away clothes I bought last year…. And I don’t feel like buying something radically different next year either.
I don’t feel that Cindy or Iman, or Lauren are old! Fashion is not just for 20yo skinny, immature young ladies who spend their parents money on new clothes every week. Fashion is about style. Style is forever. Ageless and personal.
And how is the magazine, Adriana? I need to look for it, see what’s inside <3 I can't read Dutch, but I can read imagery :-)
I wrote ‘old’ not just old as in old!! You really took that serious? I’m telling stuff like you wrote for years right here on this website! ;)
Fashion weeks? I can’t be bothered with watching all these shows. I’d quit that habit for some years yet. I look at what pass me by in my Facebook feed and some blogs offers. That’s enough to know there’s not much news really.
I hate trends anyway and always have, you know that. It’s tiresome to see all these people looking the same-same…..but it’s nice to recognize the sheep.
Inside Dutch Harper’s Bazaar all off the photos above minus a few plus a story about those ladies. Articles about trips etc like a nice city in the south of my country, Maastricht, but just the expensive places so not for me unless I win the lottery. An article about Richard Avedon’s photography, so photos of the ‘usual suspects’, idols of our elder ladies past like Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn, Dovima and a Dior’s new look etc. Oh, Diane Vreeland of course!
An article about “the tragedy of the ageing actress’, the life of Valentino, interior design, art (Marlene Dumas), interview with Paloma Blanca, short article Vivienne Westwood oh, and best thing an interview and shoot with my beloved actor Marwan Kenzari, Dutch actor of Moroccan descent, the usual beauty tips. The same advertisement as Vogue and ELLE.
The format is bigger so I can’t read HP in bed since it’s much heavier. Us ‘old ladies’ can’t handle that so I read the magazine at the table. (At the perfumery I’d got Dutch September Vogue for free, it’s thicker and less weight although it’s much thicker?).
Next month October Harper’s Bazaar:
_ Interviews: Alexander Wang – Monique van Heist
– Wrinkles are the new black
– The comeback of the panterprint – this is how you keep it chic
– Why pearls are always good – the etiquette of jewelry
Price of HP is €5,99 – Vogue €.5,95 LOL!
The first HP came in a limited edition in a box with Lara Stone on the cover only available in a big store De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam and presented by Carine Roitfield. And signed by her of course. The photos above are Carine’s icons.
That cover was unfortunate because Lara is also on the cover of Dutch September Vogue. For us mere mortals who didn’t went to the De Bijenkorf there was a choice from three different covers with Anna de Rijk.
Do you spot anything new except the bigger, heavy format and my story about my poor tired arms and hands in bed? ;)
Satisfied my lady? :D :*
Wrinkles are the new black is an awesome new trend I fully embrace of course! :P
they should also add, like Bill Cunningham observed the other day (August, actually), that Grey is the new Black :-) and grey hair is one of the ‘grey’ s he mentioned – so grey (hair) is the new black too! behind that 1000 % !
I think it’s heavier because they used better quality paper? this could change for the next issues, so if it’s that, it must be the paper – special for the special first issue :-)
I loved your review, actually! Very concise and clear! There’s a special Couture pictorial I noticed in this edition above (US, at least) and I think I will write about it. I have a real weakness for such type of pictorials (I’m gonna look more carefully into it, see if it’s worth mentioning at all).
I liked Lara’s picture, although they all look so much alike – but Lara, she had an attitude, I like attitude in models. Makes them look alive.
It’s about time we hear that going grey or get wrinkles is normal. I really envy some women who have such a gorgeous nuance of grey hair….sighs……embrace yourself as you are. Wouldn’t that make us feeling more free and also beautiful? I think so. :)
Yes, I agree about attitude in models. I know I sound like a silly old lady going grey and getting more wrinkles when I say how much I love to watch old… errrr…. vintage fashion shows. The fun and joy of these girls walking makes the clothes looking so much more fun to wear.
The paper of Harper’s Bazaar is pretty much the same as Vogue and I also found out that Vogue smells nicer. As so many magazine readers I’m sucker for the smell of magazines. Recognise that? ;)
Correction: Marwan Kenzari is not from Moroccan descent but Tunisian, such a gorgeous man and great actor…..sighs….
Ah, yes! The smell of new magazines! I would definitely consider storing my magazines in void conditions, just to preserve that crispness! Oh! (sigh)
I never felt more free than the day I finally accepted my hair, my everything. Since that day onward, whenever I fight myself, I get a headache. And if all else fails, at least I know I hate headaches and I would do almost anything to keep them away. :)
would that also be the reason (for me) not watching today’s fashion shows? the thought alone makes me feel tired! I can go as far as Couture, but not pret-a-porter.
Thank you for that name, Adriana! what does he do in a magazine for women fashion?
Marwan? Feast our eyes of course, what else? It’s tiresome to look at women all the time right? Well, it is to me. Male models never look manly but he does! ;)
Lauren is right. And she was and is one of my all time favourite fashion people.
I find that the older that I get I just want to dress the way I want, follow the style that I have cultivated. It is sometimes fun to see the trends but I am in truth will not be dictated to anymore, and I know that you lovely ladies are with me on that.
It is nice to see the “older” women of fashion for a change.
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