Lauren Hutton recently opened up about trust when it comes to ageism in an interview with popular beauty tabloid Byrdie, which was published earlier Friday.
The American Gigolo alum, 78, discussed her positive views on the term “aging” and said the word was rather “old-fashioned.”
The talented star went on to explain that there is a constant “obsession with youth” with fashion and beauty, but that the industry has the power to “help shift” the negativity when it comes to age.
Aging confidently: Lauren Hutton, 78, told beauty tabloid Byrdie there should be more positivity when it comes to the term “aging”; seen last October in Los Angeles
The model and actress told Byrdie, “Whether it’s beauty or fashion, there’s an obsession with youth.”
“But if we’re lucky, we’ll all get old. I think it’s time to realize that anti-aging is an old-fashioned term,” said The Gambler star.
Lauren explains that there was a lot of “research showing that our attitudes have so much to do with how we age” and that we shouldn’t worry and worry about a particular wrinkle or spot.
Instead, the main focus should be on ‘taking care of our skin and ourselves, and the industry can help shift that conversation for the future’.
‘Old-fashioned term’: The former Revlon model explained to the beauty tabloid that ‘anti-aging is an old-fashioned term’; photo of the star in American Gigolo (1980)
Lauren also talked about being the face of beauty brand StriVectin, in her late 70s, and what prompted her to work with the company beyond using its products.
“I liked what they wanted to do and how they shifted the conversation to age positivity, rather than this idea of ’anti’ aging, which never made much sense to me,” she explained.
“I was really impressed that they were smart enough to talk to women of my generation,” the Malone actress added.
Lauren revealed that one StriVectin product she uses frequently is the Wrinkle Recode Line Transforming Melting Serum, which costs $89 according to the brand’s official website.
The star had opened up about age positivity earlier in May for her cover story with Harper’s Bazaar.
The future: The former Revlon model stated she believed the beauty and fashion industry could “shift” negativity with age; seen in 1977 in the movie Viva Knievel!
A brand she loves: Lauren, the face of beauty brand StriVectin, stated that she appreciates the company’s focus on “age positivity” rather than “anti-aging”; seen in 2021 in New York City
Lauren admitted she doesn’t do much, “spends a lot of time on skincare,” and later shared her thoughts on cosmetic surgery.
“When it comes to cosmetic procedures, there’s a very thin line that you tread,” she said.
“There are people that I find difficult to watch these days. Their faces don’t look like the people I once knew,” Lauren added to the fashion publication.
The star, who has modeled in the industry for nearly six decades, moved to New York City in the 1960s, where she modeled for luxury brands such as Dior and Chanel.
Before Lauren signed a contract with Revlon in 1973, when she was almost 30, she was earning only about $50 a week from other modeling work.
Long-term career: Lauren started her career in the modeling industry in the 1960s and later signed a contract with Revlon in 1973, which propelled her to greater stardom
Other Successes: Aside from modeling, the star took on acting roles and co-starred with Richard Gere in American Gigolo in 1980
Lauren also explained to Harper’s Bazaar why she decided to contract with the popular makeup brand.
“I was about to turn 30, and I knew I was about to expire, and I wanted to protect myself with a contract that would guarantee I would work for years.”
The model-turned-actress added, “So I got a contract with Revlon. It was the biggest in the history of modeling at the time.”
She soon became famous for her gaping smile, which she had tried to hide at the start of her long career.
Aside from her continued success with modeling, the star also tested the waters with acting, starring in films such as The Gambler (1974) and later appearing alongside Richard Gere in American Gigolo (1980).
Lauren continues to focus on age positivity, entering the modeling industry in the 1970s and starring in recent campaigns for companies such as H&M.
Still hard at work: The beauty has continued to model her 70s, most recently starring on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar May 2022; seen in 2019 in NYC
Positive Age: Lauren brought up about cosmetic surgery saying, ‘When it comes to cosmetic procedures, there’s a very thin line you tread’