Supermodel Linda Evangelista models for Vogue, using tape and elastic to pull her face back: “We’re creating dreams. I think it’s allowed.”
Linda Evangelista holds a firm place among the most famous supermodels of the ’90s – Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Kate Moss.
The 57-year-old model has come out of seclusion, to grace the front cover of British Vogue. The photo shoot, Evangelista explains, required tape and elastic, to help to cover up the deformities she suffered at the hands of a botched cosmetic procedure.
In September of last year, Evangelista underwent a popular fat freezing procedure, which left her“brutally disfigured.” According to the supermodel, she had been left “permanently deformed” from the cosmetic procedure, claiming that the CoolSculpting treatment resulted in paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, where the fatty tissue on her body increased in size rather than shrank.
She has since settled a lawsuit against Zeltiq Aesthetics, CoolSculpting’s parent company. For the cover shoot, make-up artist, Pat McGrath used tape and elastics to draw back the model’s face, jaw, and neck: “That’s not my jaw and neck in real life – and I can’t walk around with tape and elastics everywhere,” said Evangelista.
“I’m trying to love myself as I am. Look, for photos, I always think we’re here to create fantasies. We’re creating dreams. I think it’s allowed.” She added, “also, all my insecurities are taken care of in these pictures, so I got to do what I love to do.”
In conclusion, Linda Evangelista refused to hail the photo shoot as a comeback. After living in semi-reclusion, the model said, “am I cured mentally? Absolutely not. But I’m so grateful for the support I got from my friends and from my industry.”
In front of the camera or far from its gaze, Linda Evangelista was, is and will always be the real deal. Now, the original super returns to British Vogue as the September 2022 cover star: https://t.co/sUoizNTh1L pic.twitter.com/yjEOSre5rs
— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) August 18, 2022