"30,000 elephants killed a year? #KnotOnMyPlanet Tie a knot. Donate. End the slaughter. knotonmyplanet.org". This is how on 9th of September Linda Evangelista, along with other fashion folks, launched the fund raising campaign for the Elephant Crisis Fund - a joint initiative of Save the Elephants and the Wildlife Conservation Network. A number of artistic initiatives supporting this cause followed suit.
Linda's contribution was a reunion photo with the former so called fashion "Trinity". In an article published on people.com, Doutzen Kroes, global ambassador of this fund, explained how Linda fueled this shot idea : “I would love to take credit for the shoot, but I can’t,” Kroes confesses. “I’m not sure who exactly thought of it, but I’m sure it was Linda! When she heard about #KnotOnMyPlanet she didn’t hesitate to not get involved — and no one really says ‘no’ when Linda calls!”.
In an interview for Vmagazine, Linda further explains how it felt to be working again with this familiar team : Patrick Demarchelier, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Oribe, Fulvia and Pascal Dangin: "felt like a family reunion".
Linda is participating in the new Jeans for Refugees charity campaign to raise funds for refugees around the world. She is one of a hundred different models and celebrities that have donated their jeans to be hand painted by Johny Dar Creations. All proceeds are going to the International Rescue Committee.
All one hundred jeans will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London beginning October 24th when the bidding begins. Bidding will close on October 30, 2016. You can bid online at catawiki.com/jeansforrefugees. Keep checking the site for Linda’s jeans, which will be added to the auction at a later date.
NOTEWORTHY: The photo of Linda used in this campaign was originally part of the Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 1990 campaign, photographed by Steven Meisel.
To celebrate the pureness of spring, here is a flash to 1996 with a very Japanese Italian brand EPOCA. We don't have any information on the people who realised these white on white pictures and the brand seems doesn't exist anymore.
Since the site is back online, we have set ourself an obessive objective : publish 700 covers of Linda Evangelista that her Wikipedia page is claiming. Several Linda's fans are giving a helping hand to reach this objective and we would specially like to thank Tito ! We started at about 630 covers a month ago, we are already at 681 covers today.
Linda has also participated in her way to this 700 covers race when she was featured this year on the cover of Zoo magazine 50th annversary issue photographed by Bryan Adams. Their slightly off-beat and experimental style contrast with their black & white simplicity. This results in very inspiring editorial. I'm sure that all Linda's fan will agree that any more help of this kind would be very appreciated :-)
Stay tune and don't hesitate to contribute to the 700 covers objective !