Veteran model Linda Evangelista has returned to work as a model for a major fashion company after giving up the job and spending five years in solitary confinement due to a cosmetic procedure that left her “brutally disfigured”, she said . On the occasion of the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the iconic bag baguette of Fendi, Evangelista posed again for the firm and posted it on her Instagram account.
The Canadian surrounded herself with friends and trusted people in the industry for this first job after a long time in the shadows. Iconic photographer Steven Meisel has teamed up with stylist Dudzeele Carlyne Cerf and artistic director of Fendi and Dior Men Kim Jones for this return of Evangelista in which he appears wearing three pastel satin caps and several signature bags of the brand.
This return to work of the model as a photo model could lead her to return to the catwalks with the same brand. Right now, September 9 is being honored to become the return of Evangelista, as that day Fendi will hold a special fashion show in New York to celebrate the bag’s 25th anniversary. baguette defended.
Evangelista, now 56,’s nightmare began between August 2015 and February 2016, when she underwent seven sessions of a fat-freezing procedure that left her “permanently disfigured”.
CoolSculpting is a fat freezing technique licensed by the United States government agency in charge of the Food and Drug Administration that is promoted as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction. In recent years, this procedure has become very popular in the world of cosmetic surgery.
In September 2021, the model filed a lawsuit against CoolSculpting’s parent company, Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc, for $50 million in damages, alleging she has been unable to work since undergoing seven sessions of the procedure. between August 2015 and February 2016.
As Evangelista said People, began noticing bumps on her chin, thighs and bra area three months after starting treatment. Areas that needed to be reduced hardened and then went numb.
“I tried to fix it myself, I thought I was doing something wrong,” the model said. Because of this, Evangelista started dieting and exercising more. “I came to eat nothing. I thought I was losing my mind,” he added.
Evangelista suffers from paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, a rare side effect that affects less than 1% of CoolSculpting patients
Finally, in June 2016, Linda Evangelista visited her doctor and discovered that she had paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, a rare side effect that affects less than 1% of CoolSculpting patients, which occurs when the freezing process causes the thickening and expansion of fatty tissue. . This effect is irreversible.
“Why do we feel the need to do these things to our bodies? I always knew I was going to age. And I know there are things a body goes through. But I didn’t think I would look like to this,” Evangelista The model acknowledged who regrets undergoing this cosmetic treatment and hopes her testimony can help others in a similar situation.