Linda Evangelista has recently brought her support the Hear the World fundation. Along with other celebrities from fashion or music world, she is featured in their 2017 calendar. Other ambassadors include : Cindy Crawford, Mads Mikkelsen, John Boyega, Roger Daltrey, Juan Diego Flórez, Jake Bugg, Eliot Sumner, Jeanne Damas, Lottie Moss, Angela Lindvall und Imogen Waterhouse. They have all been portrayed by musician and photographer Bryan Adams in the pose for conscious hearing. Captured with their hands behind their ear, they help raise awareness for the importance of good hearing as well as the consequences of hearing loss. If you would like to support the cause as well and get Linda's black & white portrait by Bryan Adams, you can purchase Hear the Wolrd limited edition calendar here. Linda's featured in April. Will you be patient to display it in 5 months only ? ;-)
"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.