Hutton – Starring in Supported By, CUUP’s latest campaign, shot by Alexandra Nataf – Maybe she’s knowledgeable because she buys lingerie from the best, but she never really needed it. She starts at ’53s, underwear was much more conservative then than it is today. “The panties go from your waist — you certainly don’t see your belly button — to an inch from your lap,” she said. “No hip-bone exposure or anything like that, no, no.” She’d rather not go. “I’m not wearing a bra and I’m not wearing underwear,” she said. “It leaves a line and it makes me uncomfortable. I just wear a T-shirt and jeans to work anyway, so I don’t really need them.”
Still, she wants beautiful lingerie and searches the world for the best. In addition to the bras she found in Paris that sparked her interest, she shopped at a famous lingerie store in St. Barts and even visited the makers of Queen Elizabeth II’s corsets. “I’ve only been there once, but I’ve never forgotten it,” she said.
Despite having a prolific career spanning several decades, Hutton was invited to appear on the campaign trail. For CUUP, she said, “The hairs on the back of my neck stand up… those images are scary, Especially when you 74.” Her fears were allayed when she learned that close friend Natav was going to take the photo. Hutton wore a minimalist bra that peeked out from under a button-down shirt and blazer, paired with jeans: natural, effortless. “I think Oxford is what we took off the back of the chair,” she said.
Picture: Alex Nataff
Hutton’s advice on developing yourself je ne sais quoi?
Travel. She prefers areas “along the equator”. “[My travels] exposed me to everything. Finding my style was about seeing things, and I had to see everything,” she said. In this sense, style only gets better with age. “No one is born with style unless their parents are very stylish,” she said. “They’re just copying fashion, not style. Fashion is something you get four times a year, and style is your choice.”