Linda Evangelista Photographed by Steven Meisel (Hardcover)
As featured in Vogue, WSJ. Magazine, New Yorker, New York Times Styles, Town & Country, People, and D la República
A stunning tribute to one of fashion’s most iconic and enduring collaborations
Evident from their first photoshoot in 1987, legendary photographer Steven Meisel’s images of Linda Evangelista, one of the original 'supermodels' of the 1980s, are the result of a remarkable creative symbiosis between photographer and muse.
Featuring more than 180 images shot over the course of twenty-five years, this long-awaited book chronicles Meisel’s constantly evolving vision of Evangelista, pictured in a vast range of imaginative narrative contexts.
Art directed by Jason Duzansky, the book includes an introduction by fashion editor William Norwich, which tells the story of their friendship and situates it in the wider context of the fashion industry. With gorgeous reproductions and packaged in a luxurious cloth case, this extraordinary title is Meisel’s first retrospective monograph. It celebrates a collaboration that has produced some of fashion history’s most memorable images.
Linda Evangelista is one of the most influential fashion models of all time. Beginning her career in the 1980s, Evangelista has graced more than 700 magazine covers and has walked runways for countless ready-to-wear and haute couture shows worldwide.
Steven Meisel is fashion’s preeminent image-maker, known for tightly woven narrative images that reveal a singular aesthetic vision. Meisel has been a prolific contributor to international editions of Vogue and has photographed campaigns for prominent luxury brands.
William Norwich is a New York-based interior design and fashion editor formerly of Vogue and the New York Times. He is the author of the novel My Mrs. Brown.
‘Come for the cheekbones, stay for a rumination on the relationship between artist and muse.’ – New York Times Styles
‘Linda Evangelista and Steven Meisel changed fashion forever … the close friends are examining their legacy with a new book.’ – WSJ. Magazine
'Living proof that the reigning monarch of models [is] going nowhere.' – Town & Country
'The book stands as a monumental testimony to their enduring friendship and decades-long creative alliance.’ – DESIGN SCENE
‘Iconic.’ – Fashion Magazine
‘A must-have for fashion lovers everywhere.’ – Grazia
‘The supermodel and famed fashion photographer offer a glimpse into their decades-long friendship and on-set collaborations.’ – People
‘Immortalize[s] their legendary friendship.’ – W Magazine
‘Absolutely marvelous ... Linda by Steven is the pinnacle of fashion, but seeing all these images together is a whole different emotion.’ – STYLE NOT COM
‘A hefty compilation from Phaidon of the work Meisel did with the model between 1987 and 2011 ... On camera, [Evangelista's] a medium inhabited by spirits that Meisel knows just how to evoke.’ – The New Yorker
‘Gathers … supermodel Linda Evangelista’s endlessly inventive collaborations with Steven Meisel.’ – Vogue