American Gigolo from 1980 is the film on everyone’s lips, owing to the fashion icon and supermodel of 1970s, Lauren Hutton.
Looking at her current photos from Bottega Veneta’s runway show in September 2016, you can hardly believe that it has passed 36 years since Paul Schrader’s romantic crime-drama appeared on the widescreen for the first time.
I can still clearly see Michelle Stratton’s face with its deep glance and slightly raspy voice, even though my first meeting with it happened in the late 1990s.
Once holding the iconic Bottega Veneta ’Intrecciato’ clutch in the film, Lauren Hutton has now not only appeared in the latest fashion campaign for the brand but even became the new face of Bottega Veneta, marking its 50s anniversary.
Merely a few days prior to that announcement, another legendary female actress, Charlotte Rampling, became the new face for Loewe.
Do you remember Lucia Atherton from The Night Portier, who was masterly performed by the actress?
She carried the scenes filled with sexual and sadomasochistic obsession with such a grace and sincerity that you almost could feel the metallic blood taste on your lips after the fated kisses in the film.
The Creative Director Jonathan Anderson knew exactly who would be the perfect woman for the brand and a noble decoration of the brand book for the Spring 2017.
Two mature women, whose beauty and grace wrapped in an incredible style make them timeless – beyond all the fashion and design. They represent an epoch we are looking back to, greedily drawing inspiration wherefrom, when everything was blooming and flourishing in both art and fashion. The wonderful time these women now giving us opportunity to glance into through their magic aura, which I consider to be a mega luxury for the future of fashion and its history. It is luxury which requires a bit of historical knowledge and understanding of its influence on fashion. In my view, today is time when fashion becomes intellectual and individual as never before, showing us all the importance of innovation and individual style. Do you recall what Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel once said about fashion and style?
Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
Thus style is ageless. Style is the key to a sustainable life, sustainable wardrobe and sustainable soul, because it is about being aware of what you want and when. It is about a strong will and spiritual power. Lauren Hutton and Charlotte Rampling are both an epitome of it.