Linda Evangelista made a triumphant return to the runway on Friday, closing out a Fendi present at New York Style Week.
The looks was the supermodel’s first present in 15 years and marked her return to the highlight since a beauty process left her “brutally disfigured.”
At Friday’s present, which happened at New York Metropolis’s Hammerstein Ballroom, Evangelista appeared on the finish of the present sporting a Tiffany blue taffeta robe. The voluminous look was accessorized with diamond earrings, silk gloves and a Fendi baguette bag.
The present celebrated the twenty fifth anniversary of the long-lasting Fendi design, which has made appearances in all places from TikTok to “And Simply Like That.” The handfuls of different fashions featured within the present additionally held the long-lasting purse.
In line with an Instagram put up by the model, Evangelista appeared alongside Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director Kim Jones, designer and jeweler Delfina Delettrez Fendi and designer and Fendi collaborator Marc Jacobs. The “momentous grand finale” was met with “a standing ovation the New York means,” the model wrote.
Evangelista, 57, introduced she would seem within the present again in July through an Instagram put up that was met with phrases of encouragement from her followers and supporters.
Her final runway look was in 2007, when she participated in a Sixtieth-anniversary present for Christian Dior.
The looks got here a yr after Evangelista opened up about her beauty process. The CoolSculpting process, she alleged, “elevated, not decreased” her fats cells and left her “completely deformed” even after making an attempt corrective surgical procedure.
“I’ve been left, because the media has described, ‘unrecognizable,’” Evangelista mentioned. The mannequin mentioned she went into hiding for 5 years, and that she turned severely depressed earlier than going public along with her story. In July of this yr, she posted on social media that she has since settled her case with Zeltiq Aesthetics, the mother or father firm of CoolSculpting, and that she is “completely satisfied to place this matter behind me.”
Earlier this yr, she returned to modeling with British Vogue. She appeared on the duvet of the journal’s “Massive Style Concern” sporting a pink hat and scarf masking her the edges of her face and neck.
ier accompanying interview to modeling with British Vogue. She appeared on the duvet of the journal’s “Massive Style Concern” sporting a pink hat and scarf masking her the edges of her face and neck. The accompanying interview revealed the the reason why Evangelista had gone in for the non-invtold British Voguehe first place.
“It was about cussed fat in space
that would not price range. It mentioned no downtime, no surgical procedure and … I drank the magic potion, and I’d as a result of I am just a little useless,” she advised British Vogue. “So I went for it — and it backfired.”