“Inspiration hasn’t been the same without her! She is an enormous influence on all phographers and stylists. For me and Domenico, Linda is the model. If you talk about models of the sixties and seventies, the first name is Veruschka. In the eighties and nineties, it’s Linda.”
"I once vainly asked her to consider coming to work for Vogue as a fashion editor, since her knowledge of style and image-making is boundless. She's also much loved by the industry. Should Linda ever decide to quit modeling for good, my offer still stands."
“She’s the greatest collaborator of all time.”
“She controls every part of her body, and it all has line. Her foot. Her nostril. It’s all working while she’s working.”
“The hocus-pocus that happens in front of a camera is an observable and distinct phenomenon, but very hard to describe. As I watch her being photographed, it occurs to me that it’s like the beauty of math, the art of fractions. She can curl her lip in 7,000 different ways, and it’s somehow riveting. One of the biggest misconceptions about modeling is that its practitioners are required merely to show up and look pretty. In reality, a great model has opinions and style and ideas all her own, plus a desire to participate in the creative process. Evangelista, as everyone who has worked with her will tell you, has got the killer instinct.”
Jonathan Van Meter