Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Linda Evangelista, the $ 10,000 model


There do see what you can get to miss the time where top models top models were real, real queens of fashion with a media power unimaginable to any current model.

Nothing went unnoticed around them and if not just ask our star of today, Linda Evangelista, one of the most representative models of the supermodels of the 90 whose phrase "I do not get out of bed for less than 10,000 dollars, "summed up in few words the power that came to acquire these women.


Linda Evangelista needs no introduction but perhaps our younger readers to name it may seem too distant in time. We are talking about the fifth supermodel in discord with Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell almost exclusively covered the vast majority of important works on bridges, covers and campaigns throughout the 90's.

Although the fifth call supermodel in contention may seem to minimize the importance that this woman has come to be and was undoubtedly one of the first faces that popularized the term supermodel in the late 80's, which is then joined by the so-called Trinity (Schiffer, Campbell and Turlington) after a few years.


Parents of Italian origins, Linda grew up in the Canadian city of Ontario and there began to build his dream: becoming a model. Unlike the current model looks like this fashion has been bouncing them, our protagonist now had only one goal between the eyes, her parents confess fact that there was no plan B if this did not go out of fashion forward .

Gambled and won, of course this requires a highly professional, something that match all the major designers who have worked to define when Linda Evangelista.


His great discovery to the world of fashion came at 15, when he participated in the Miss Niagara. He did not win the contest but it was recruited by the agency Elite Model Look, that training had to journey through New York and later to Paris, arriving at the cover of L'Officiel in 1984 (top) with only 19 years when he was a complete unknown.

All change in 1987 when she had not made ​​the leap to the catwalk but already showed in some editorials and covers children, when advised by Julien D'Ys hairdresser and photographer Peter Lindbergh decide to spend your bob for a haircut to garçon and go for an androgynous look, leaving his neck exposed and more so enhancing its enigmatic gaze.


After seeing the results she confessed that she thought her career had sunk for ever, I did not know is that from that haircut would become one of the most desirable models in the world. The campaigns will begin to rain from heaven, from cosmetics such as Revlon, Nars, Estee Lauder and L'Oréal to first fashion houses like Versace, Dior, Chanel, and a long list, some of which I summarize below.

As you can see a model that if anything stands out is because it is very chameleon-like, something unusual for the time where all models were virtually locked into a certain look, although I must admit that when he took more from Linda was whens it boosted their Italian donna side.

Linda was certainly a model that has served as inspiration for modern models, which also made ​​it clear on their covers. In fact it is one of the few models that get the grand slam in just two months (to appear in editorials of Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Vogue and Vogue USA )





In 2006 she gave birth to her first child and many thought it would be the final goodbye to Linda Evangelista fashion. Nothing is further from reality, in 2007 the catwalks again and in 2008 would be the worldwide image of Prada.

However his appearances on the runways became diluted over time and now we can see Linda related to the world of fashion being seen in many books, the latest W magazine for just a few months ago photographed by Steven Meisel.

Definitely a real pro, chameleon like few others, one ahead of her time whose pictures do not make us remember that any past was better.

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