Supermodel Linda Evangelista returned to the catwalk for the primary time in additional than a decade this week.
The 57-year-old closed this 12 months’s Fendi present on Friday (9 September) throughout New York Fashion Week.
The present marked the 25th anniversary of the Italian trend home’s iconic Baguette bag. In commemoration, the designer unveiled a collaboration with each Marc Jacobs and Tiffany & Co.
Evangelista walked the runway in a dramatic Tiffany blue cape robe that swept the ground as she went.
The mannequin has averted the highlight for greater than 5 years after she claimed to have been left “permanently deformed” by a preferred fats freezing process known as CoolSculpting.
Evangelista’s triumphant return to the highlight has been praised by social media customers.
One particular person described the second as “legendary”. Another wrote on Twitter: “Linda Evangelista is SO deserving of all the love and praise she’s been getting lately from the industry…a true icon.”
“The one and the only, the most beloved reigning queen of high fashion supermodel herself, Linda Evangelista!!!” a 3rd person wrote.
Another particular person mentioned: “Goosebumps when Linda Evangelista came out on Fendi show.”
Evangelista beforehand took authorized motion in opposition to Zeltiq, the corporate which markets the FDA-cleared fat-freezing therapy, in September 2021.
In July, she introduced she had settled the $50m (£40m) lawsuit.
“I’m pleased to have settled the CoolSculpting case. I look forward to the next chapter of my life with friends and family, and am happy to put this matter behind me,” Evangelista wrote.
After present process the therapy, Evangelista was identified with paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), a uncommon aspect impact that impacts lower than one % of CoolSculpting sufferers.
This is when the fatty tissue turns into bigger and kinds a agency, enlarged mass below the pores and skin.
Evangelista claimed that she had not been made conscious of the chance of growing PAH previous to present process the therapy.
“PAH has not only destroyed my livelihood, it has sent me into a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and the lowest depths of self-loathing. In the process, I have become a recluse,” she wrote in September.