Modern Living: Making Magic with a Funny Face

When Lauren Hutton started displaying herself for pay seven years ago, the ultimate fashion model was Veruschka, who was as tall as a basketball player, thin as an eyebrow pencil and mysterious as an Ingmar Bergman heroine. By those standards Hutton seemed to be in the wrong game. She is only 5 ft. 7½ in.—slightly below average for a mannequin. Worse, by her own rather exaggerated reckoning, she has a "lopsided face, crossed eyes, a bumpy nose, and a Huckleberry Finn gap between my front teeth." When Photographer Richard Avedon first saw her, he...

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