Linda Evangelista: Canada’s Supermodel

Linda Evangelista, who turned 50 this year, was already a successful model in the late 80’s but during a photo shoot in 1988 the hair stylist on-set transformed her look with one giant snip. The haircut (which initially brought Linda to tears) would become a cultural phenomenon and she has since said it “quadrupled” her rate. A star is sometimes born, one lock at a time. Here we look at some of Linda’s best hair moments.

Linda-2-19891989 – Linda, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington at the start of the supermodel era. Linda’s hair is freshly shorn courtesy of hair stylist Julien d’Y, a beauty move that is credited with launching her to star status.


1991 – Linda’s “champagne beige” look—a term she coined, referring to her platinum blonde locks.

GettyImages-507379991991 – Same year, different hair colour. Evangelista changes it up and goes for a fiery red.

Linda-19931993 – The hair is growing and golden

Linda-and-Kate-19941994 – Linda went long and platinum. Here with fellow supermodel Kate Moss backstage during New York Fashion Week

Linda-Chanel-Couture-19941994 – A pro on the catwalk for Chanel Couture

Linda-19951995 – A natural beauty

Linda-and-Kevin-19971997 – Backstage during the New York collections with the late make up maestro Kevin Aucoin.

Linda-Walk-of-Fame-20032003 – Arriving to celebrate her star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Linda-20072007 – Honey tones and highlights brighten her blonde bob at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Linda-Versace-H&M-20112011 – A “lob” at an event promoting the Versace H&M collaboration

Linda-20152015 – Co-chair of the Fragrance Foundation, Linda arrives with long, loose and wavy hair at the Fragrance Foundation Awards.