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Linda Evangelista’s best runway moments

The "chameleon" that set the trends in the 90s and her most iconic fashion moments

Linda Evangelista’s best runway moments The chameleon that set the trends in the 90s and her most iconic fashion moments
Dior Couture 2007
Dior Couture 1992
Christian Dior 1995
Chloé 1995
Chanel Couture 1990
Chanel 2003
Chanel 2003
Chanel 1991
Chanel 1990
Comme des Garçons 1996
Alaïa 1990
Thierry Mugler 1991
Oscar de la Renta 1992
Yves Saint Laurent 1996
Vivienne Westwood 1990
Versace 1995
Versace 1994
Versace 1993
Versace 1992
Versace 1992
Valentino 1992
Ralph Lauren 1996
Prada 1992

Together with Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista is a member of the Big Six, or the 90s supermodels who have influenced - yesterday, today and tomorrow - the fashion catwalks. And with Turlington and Campbell she also formed The Trinity, the fantastic three most acclaimed models in the world. Think that Linda would never "wake up for less than $10,000 a day", a quote that went down in history for her high cachet. On the other hand, everyone in the fashion industry wanted her. Named "the chameleon" because she managed to go from the glamour of Chanel catwalks to her avatar version for Vivienne Westwood, Mugler and Comme Des Garçons, Linda has shaped the culture of fashion with her hairstyle changes, from platinum blonde to Poison Ivy red. There is even a haircut that got her name: The Linda is a layered short cut that photographer Peter Lindbergh suggested she adopt in 1988. Jeremy Scott, creative director of Moschino, has made it his status quo in many fashion shows. To look like Linda, in addition to short hair and slightly teased at the roots, you need to contour your lips with a darker pencil than the lipstick - but in a creamy shade, pinkish nude - cat-eye eyeliner alternating with very cool smokey eyes. Make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury in her long career in the fashion world, has contributed to defining the glamorous style characterized by the feline gaze of Evangelista.

Linda was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, from a daughter of Italian immigrants from a town near Frosinone, she had the dream, at the age of 12, of becoming a model. After she was elected Miss Teen Niagara, everyone wanted her. Thus, in 1984, from Canada she landed in the Big Apple. Chameleon-like, eclectic, she walked the runway for Chanel, YSL, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Prada, Valentino and so on. Appearing on over 700 magazine covers, she also appeared in Sex and the City, playing the role of beautiful saleswoman in Manolo Blahnik store in a episode of the sixth season. For Versace she was muse, for Moschino the face of the revolutionary Fresh fragrance. Also eye-catching in George Michael's videos. And despite having said goodbye to the runways many years ago, her Nineties moment of glory still echoes among fashionistas today. Here are some of her unforgettable moments on the catwalk.

Vivienne Westwood 1990
Chanel Couture 1990
Chanel 1990
Alaïa 1990
Thierry Mugler 1991
Chanel 1991
Dior Couture 1992
Prada 1992
Oscar de la Renta 1992
Valentino 1992
Versace 1992
Versace 1992
Versace 1993
Versace 1994
Chloé 1995
Versace 1995
Christian Dior 1995
Ralph Lauren 1996
Comme des Garçons 1996
Yves Saint Laurent 1996
Chanel 2003
Chanel 2003
Dior Couture 2007