“Linda Evangelista is always beautiful, even when she's screaming. She'll have her mouth open, her nose crinkled up, and she looks gorgeous.”
“The hocus-pocus that happens in front of a camera is an observable and distinct phenomenon, but very hard to describe. As I watch her being photographed, it occurs to me that it’s like the beauty of math, the art of fractions. She can curl her lip in 7,000 different ways, and it’s somehow riveting. One of the biggest misconceptions about modeling is that its practitioners are required merely to show up and look pretty. In reality, a great model has opinions and style and ideas all her own, plus a desire to participate in the creative process. Evangelista, as everyone who has worked with her will tell you, has got the killer instinct.”
Jonathan Van Meter
"She is a fashion icon. She knows herself so well, it's as if she's looking at herself through the camera and moving accordingly."
"C'est (Linda) une faiseuse d'images. Elle se projette, sans jamais se mettre à la place du photographe."
Dominique Issermann, French Elle, 2003
"When she was very young she was too cute. She found her style later and worked on it as no other model has. Christy Turlington and Claudia Schiffer got things easily. Linda had to fight and I like fighters - even if it gives the reputation of not being so nice. Who cares? I have the same reputation in mu filed but I am not sure that I worked so hard as Linda."
Karl Lagerfeld, (Vogue UK)