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Monday, January 7, 2013
Model-of-the-moment Lindsey Wixson once told Vogue.com that girls in school called her gap "a parking lot." Look who has the last laugh.
The bombshell herself (another French actress)—Brigitte Bardot—is well-known as one of the most legendary beauties ever. Gap included.
Mad Men's Jessica Paré is also known for her smile. She told New York mag last year, "I forget about [my teeth] because they're in my face and they do their job just great."
Style icon (and namesake of the world's most expensive handbag) Jane Birkin apparently had no reservations about the spaces in her teeth. "Keep smiling—it takes 10 years off!" she once said.
Supermodel Alek Wek has graced more covers and runways than one can count. Maybe that's why we always see her smiling.
Former model (and now, icon) Lauren Hutton told Harper's Bazaar that Revlon insisted she wear a cap to cover her gap. On the new crop of gap-toothed beauties, she remarked, "It's becoming quite fashionable now, isn't it? Forty-five years later."
Top model Lara Stone, the current face of Calvin Klein, spoke to Vanity Fair in 2011 about her gap: "I always quite liked it, and my mom taught me that it was something unique and special and it made me stand out more... And I agree."
The blogosphere insists that the Queen of Pop's gap has shrunk significantly over time. Nonetheless, she's one of the most famous harbingers of the trend.
"Why would I fix them? I was born with them," French actress and Johnny Depp ex Vanessa Paradis once told Harper's Bazaar. "I can spit water through them. They're useful!"
And Lifestyle Mirror's cover subject Jessica Hart tops the list.
Jan 07, 2013
Gap Girls: 10 Teethy Beauties
Our current cover subject (and top model) Jessica Hart described her trademark—the gap in her teeth—as “the thing that sets [her] apart from the rest.” It’s true that the diastema (its technical term) is a discerning physical trait on a supermodel, but not one that hasn’t been seen before.
When Lara Stone, another super, exploded onto the scene, it was widely noted that “the gap” was a new “beauty trend”.
To be honest, “trend” is a bit of a disservice to the gap—something that has graced the world’s most iconic beauties, from Lauren Hutton to Brigitte Bardot. In fact, since there are so many gorgeous women throughout history who have refused orthodontic treatment in favor of embracing the gap, one might say the trait is as classic and timeless as its wearers.
Inspired by the lovely Ms. Hart, we’ve selected nine of our favorite gap-toothed beauties for the slideshow above. Click through to read what they have to say about their signature trait. —Phillip Picardi (@pfpicardi)