Lauren Hutton was once tempted by plastic surgery

Lauren Hutton was once tempted to go under the knife and get plastic surgery.The model/actress has long been an advocate of ageing gracefully, and while the American Gigolo star loves her wrinkles, she has previously had Botox injections to keep her fi…

Lauren Hutton was once tempted to go under the knife and get plastic surgery.

The model/actress has long been an advocate of ageing gracefully, and while the American Gigolo star loves her wrinkles, she has previously had Botox injections to keep her fine lines at bay.

“You’re always tempted to go down that route and they keep finding new things to do, like removing your fat or doing this or that, but you know, I would rather have a face like an African elephant’s bottom anyway,” she told The Telegraph’s Stella magazine, before insisting that she’s never had any work done. “I see an awful lot of women and it looks scary because they’re so smooth and don’t look real.”

Lauren, who is now an ambassador for anti-ageing skincare brand StriVectin, added that she’s lucky to have her wrinkles, and wants other women to feel the same.

“We want to see what someone has done, that is the point of growing up and getting old, and if we are lucky, then we get to do that. Beauty is health. You should enhance yourself to make yourself look healthier without masking yourself up,” the 76-year-old explained.

Elsewhere, Lauren opened up on her “thrilling” appearance during Pierpaolo Piccioli’s couture show for Valentino in July last year, when she stunned on the catwalk in an emerald green dress and trench coat.

“When they asked me, I thought, ‘Well sure, why shouldn’t I do the show?’ It was very thrilling,” she gushed.

© Cover Media

Giorgio Armani would have made films if he wasn’t a designer

Giorgio Armani would have embarked on a directing career if he wasn’t a designer.The Italian fashion icon launched his company in 1975 and has since gone on to build a reputation for stylish suits and classic red carpet gowns, with his celebrity clie…

Giorgio Armani would have embarked on a directing career if he wasn’t a designer.

The Italian fashion icon launched his company in 1975 and has since gone on to build a reputation for stylish suits and classic red carpet gowns, with his celebrity clients including Lady Gaga, Cate Blanchett, and Jodie Foster.

While Armani continues to outfit many Hollywood stars, he has now shared that he wishes he’d stepped behind the camera himself and given filmmaking a whirl at some point.

“I’ve often said that if I didn’t become a fashion designer, I would have liked to be a director,” he said in an interview with U.S. Harper’s Bazaar. “I would have liked to direct a film about my life, with me played by Paul Newman. I regret never having asked him.”

One of Armani’s first big design gigs when he entered the U.S. market in the late ‘70s was a request from director Paul Schrader to make suits for Richard Gere to wear in the 1980 movie American Gigolo.

His career skyrocketed from there, and the designer credits his fresh aesthetic for cementing his status as an industry leader.

“A new generation of actors was emerging in Hollywood, less theatrical in their appearance than the previous generation. They were men and women looking for a new image. Turning to me was, in some way, a natural choice,” the 84-year-old reflected, adding that he always wanted women to feel comfortable in their outfits. “I think women need clothes that allow them to appear as they are, strong and feminine at the same time. Clothes that don’t mask them and don’t transform them into objects, but rather give them personality and presence.”

Armani most recently unveiled an exhibition of Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s work at the Armani/Silos in Milan. The show runs until 28 July (19).

© Cover Media