Linda Evangelista

Model

Linda Evangelista, credited as one of the original supermodels, was born in 1965 in Ontario, Canada. Interested in modelling from a young age, at 15 she entered the 1988 Miss Teen Niagara contest, where she was spotted by a modelling scout. Though her career began in New York, where she signed up with the Elite Model Agency, it was after a move to Paris and three years that she was booked by French Vogue, her first high profile editorial job. She went on to grace a number of magazine covers around the world, also appearing in campaigns for Alberta Ferretti, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karen, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Versace.

She was a dominating figure of the fashion industry in the early 90s and received a fashion lifetime achievement award from VHI in 1996. She became known for her chameleon-like ability to transform her appearance, changing her hair colour 17 times in four years but maintaining her much-imitated boyish crop. She appeared in two George Michael videos Freedom and Too Funky and fashion industry documentary films Unzipped and Catwalk. She raises awareness for Breast Cancer Research.

Linda Evangelista, credited as one of the original supermodels, was born in 1965 in Ontario, Canada. Interested in modelling from a young age, at 15 she entered the 1988 Miss Teen Niagara contest, where she was spotted by a modelling scout. Though her career began in New York, where she signed up with the Elite Model Agency, it was after a move to Paris and three years that she was booked by French Vogue, her first high profile editorial job. She went on to grace a number of magazine covers around the world, also appearing in campaigns for Alberta Ferretti, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karen, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Versace.

She was a dominating figure of the fashion industry in the early 90s and received a fashion lifetime achievement award from VHI in 1996. She became known for her chameleon-like ability to transform her appearance, changing her hair colour 17 times in four years but maintaining her much-imitated boyish crop. She appeared in two George Michael videos Freedom and Too Funky and fashion industry documentary films Unzipped and Catwalk. She raises awareness for Breast Cancer Research.

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