"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."
“To many, myself included, Linda Evangelista was (still is and always will remain) a revelation in the fickle worlds of fashion and modeling. But with her rare beauty, style, intelligence, professionalism, and humanity, Linda won our hearts. Everyone wanted to either know or look like Ms. Evangelista – and who wouldn’t? I first worked with Linda in the early nineties and have yet to meet another model who was more involved in every aspect of her work. Her specialties were knowing what was best for her hair, makeup, styling, and lighting – and Linda was always right. It was mind-boggling. Many of the unforgettable images of this haunting beauty were, in great degree, due to her involvement.”
“Linda probably loves modeling more than anyone I know. That’s why we all love looking at pictures of her.”
“She’s extraordinarily beautiful and extraordinarily photogenic, and she…she…sparkles in front of the camera. I don’t know how else to say it. When she smiles, it’s very inspiring for me.”
“I always take into consideration what Linda is suggesting and saying about the pictures, the clothes, the look. And as a photographer I don’t always listen to everyone.”
"With her there is such a devotion to the job. She's creative, artistic, original. We always think together, sometimes suffer together, to get the best picture. I feel I could work with her for six months and it would never be boring."
Peter Lindbergh (Vogue UK)