Linda Evangelista is a Canadian model who has been on over 700 magazine covers. Linda Evangelista has also been the long time muse of Steven Meisel and she also coined the phrase “We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day.”
Linda Evangelista has also been called the chameleon of the fashion world and from the 1980s to the 1990s she was one of the most famous women in the fashion world. In 1998 Linda Evangelista retired from modeling and three years later she made a return but only worked randomly.
Linda Evangelista has signed with Priscilla’s Model Management Sydney, View Management Barcelona, Models 1 London and DNA Models New York.
Linda Evangelista was discovered in 1978 by a talent agent at the Miss Teen Niagara contest.
In 1981 Linda Evangelista signed with Elite Model Management.
In 1984 Linda Evangelista became the face of Guy Laroche and Nina Ricci.
In 1987 she married Gerald Marie the Elite executive and she was on the cover of French Vogue.
In 1988 she cut her hair into a short crop and was then cancelled from all important runway shows for that season and within a few short months many women began to copy the hairstyle.
In 1989 Linda Evangelista modeled for the Bloomingdales catalogue, she became the face for Versace and she appeared on the cover of Vogue Britain.
In 1990 she became the face of Donna Karen, she signed a contract with Revlon, she appeared in the George Michael’s ‘Freedom’ video with Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz and Christy Turlington and she appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan in March and August.
In 1991 she was on the cover of French Vogue and she was on the cover of Cosmopolitan.
In 1992 Linda Evangelista began to date Kyle MacLachian, she divorced Gerald Marie and she was on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.
In 1993 she signed a contract with Estee Lauder and was on the cover of French Vogue.
In 1994 she became the face of Jil Sander and she appeared on the cover of W and Vogue.
In 1995 Linda Evangelista appeared in a commercial for Yves Saint Laurent Opium fragrance.
In 1996 she received a VH1/Vogue Fashion awards Lifetime Achievement award and she broke up with Kyle MacLachlan.
In 1997 she became the face of Ralph Lauren, she appeared on the cover of W and she was on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.
In 1998 Linda Evangelista became the face for Christian Dior cosmetics, she appeared in TV commercials for American Express, she became the face of Max Mara and Jones New York and she dated the French soccer player Fabien Barthez.
In 1999 Linda Evangelista became pregnant with Barthez’s child, but she suffered a miscarriage.
In 2002 she appeared on the cover of Vogue Italy that was photographed by Steven Meisel.
In 2003 she was photographed for Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld, she dated Ugo Brachetti Peretti, she was given a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame and she opened and closed the fall show for Dolce & Gabbana in Milan.
In 2004 she appeared in a 50th anniversary as campaign for Ann Taylor and she renewed her contract with Fendi.
In 2005 Linda Evangelista appeared in a MAC Viva Glam Charity campaign, she dated the formula One driver Paolo Barilla and she featured on the cover of Vogue Italy.
In 2006 she was photographed by Steven Meisel for Escada, she appeared in print ads for De Beers, she was on the cover of Vogue and she was featured saying that she uses Botox to keep her looks, she gave birth to her son and she moved in with Hard Rock Café founder Peter Morton.
In 2007 she returned to the runway and walked for Christian Dior’s 60th anniversary in Paris.
In 2008 she appeared in an editorial for V, she was on the cover of Vogue Italy, she appeared in an editorial for W and modeled for Prada’s LG cell phone print ads.
In 2009 Linda Evangelista was on the cover of Mixte, she appeared in an editorial for Vogue, she was on the cover of Vogue Italy, she modeled for the fall ad campaign for John Galiano, she appeared in an editorial for V, and she was on the cover of W and also appeared in an editorial for Vogue Italy.
In 2011 she appeared in two editorials for W that were both photographed by Steven Meisel.
In 2012 she was on the cover of Love.
In 2013 Linda Evangelista appeared in ad campaigns for Loewe, she appeared in editorials for Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s Bazaar Spain, Interview, V, W, Vogue Italia, Vogue Germany and Hogan and she was on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, interview Germany, Vogue Italia and Vogue Germany.
In 2014 she was on the covers of Vogue Japan, Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s Bazaar Korea, Vogue Italia and IO Donna, she appeared in editorials for Vogue.com, Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar and IO Donna and she appeared in ad campaigns for Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana.
In 2015 she was part of an ad campaign for Dolce & Gabbana.