Meet Runway Icon, Linda Evangelista, at a NYFW Book Signing
Fashion Week brings glamour and excitement to New York, with public events that allow fashion lovers to get an inside look. This year, a major highlight is the book signing with legendary supermodel Linda Evangelista at the iconic Bookmarc store.
On Thursday, September 7th from 6pm to 8pm, fans can meet Evangelista as she signs copies of her new book, “Linda Evangelista Photographed by Steven Meisel.” This stunning coffee table book compiles decades of iconic imagery from her collaborations with renowned photographer Steven Meisel.
WHO IS LINDA EVANGELISTA?
Linda Evangelista is a trailblazing supermodel who redefined beauty standards in the 1990s fashion world. With her chameleon-like ability to transform for the camera, Evangelista dominated runways and high fashion editorials as part of the original supermodel “trinity” with Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell.
Evangelista’s storied modeling career began in 1984 when she left her native Canada for New York at age 18. She made history in 1990 as the face of Revlon’s “Unforgettable Women” campaign. With her razor-cut short hair and strong brows, Evangelista boldly strayed from conventional beauty norms of the previous decade.
She soon became Karl Lagerfeld’s muse at Chanel. Evangelista’s skillful transformations made her a favorite of top fashion photographers like Meisel, who featured her in multiple Vogue covers that helped define 1990s style and elevate models from mannequins to superstars.
By the 2000s, Evangelista had appeared on over 700 magazine covers and is still considered one of the most influential models of all time. She has inspired countless designers, editors and models that came after her meteoric rise.
CELEBRATING HER LEGACY
The Bookmarc signing provides a unique chance to meet an icon and celebrate her lasting impact. Along with Meisel’s stunning photographs, the book includes written reflections by Evangelista on her life and career.
Fans can gain insight into her prolific collaborations that shaped the culture and business of modeling. Evangelista is renowned for her quote, “I don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day”, cementing supermodel status as more than just a pretty face.
While Fashion Week often feels exclusive, this event highlights that fashion is for anyone passionate about creativity, self-expression and the trailblazers who transformed the industry. Visitors can view decades of Evangelista’s legendary work immortalized in Meisel’s lens up close.
Attendees can pay homage to Evangelista’s legacy while also looking ahead at emerging talent carrying on her spirit of boldness and reinvention.
Book Signing with Linda Evangelista
6:00pm – 8:00pm
BOOKMARC – 400 Bleeker Street
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