Sunday, 17 May 2009


_Is a God.

Along with Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, Evangelista is regarded as one of the few, true supermodels that changed the face of fashion in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington comprised a trio of friends that was affectionately dubbed "The Trinity" and is commonly credited as responsible for sparking supermodel mania. The Trinity pushed for better wages for models and for better projects and subsequently Evangelista was called the founder of the supermodel "union."

“We don’t ‘Vogue’; we are Vogue”

Evangelista once uttered the quote, "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day" (often misquoted as: "We don't get out of bed for less than..." or "I don't get out of bed for less than...") Spoken in Vogue (1990) to Jonathan Van Meter, talking about money and how she and a few other models were calling the shots and changing the game.

In the late 1980s, she cut all her hair off to brandish a little-boy style haircut and was promptly cancelled from all the important runway shows that season. This was the first of many dramatic hairstyle changes. Within months, she appeared on magazine covers everywhere and many women emulated the hairstyle.

In 2007 she signed a multiple year exclusive contract with the beauty giant L'Oreal Paris. It was announced in early 2008 that she would be starring in the Prada Fall 2008 Campaign. The ads can be seen in magazines internationally. She is signed to DNA Model Management in New York City, and Models 1 in London.

No comments: