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The hairstyles of supermodel Linda Evangelista

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Among the fairest in the world of fashion: Runway legend Linda Evangelista
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One of the original top models, she is famous for her changeable look – Linda Evangelista, also known as “the chameleon”, has no fear of hair experiments remains flexible with her hairstyle and colour to this day. We take a look back at the story of her hair

  • Gallery: The fashion icon’s most striking hairstyles

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s looks: Short bob

    1995: The daring Canadian leads the way, cutting the typical long model mane – her short hairstyles are copied millions of time

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s looks: Short blonde hair

    1996: As a model, she is in demand for her changeableness – blonde or brown, any colour suits Linda Evangelista

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s look: Flowing mane

    2003: The catwalk queen appears fabulously feminine with high-volume hair

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s look: Cool pixie

    2003: Sexy & strong – those are the signals sent by the supermodel with the short sleek look

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s looks: Fringe plus ponytail

    2004: Hey honey! Linda Evangelista has tried honey blonde as well

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s looks: Sleek chic

    2005: The power look with a deep side parting suits the top model particularly well

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s looks: Hazelnut brown long bob

    2005: The long bob brings out Linda Evangelista’s feminine side

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s looks: Blonde bob

    2007: A chin-length classic cut is the beauty’s new highlight

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s looks: Retro waves

    2009: Twenties flair with billows – the top model is ready for any style

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s looks: Modern muse

    2011: Straight success – the runway icon with a dark long bob

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s looks: Extra long

    2013: A convincing look for the model with a magical long mane in mahogany red

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s looks: Lady look

    2014: Hair half pinned up in rich brown – has the chameleon found her look?

    Linda Evangelista hairstyle

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    Linda’s looks: Elegantly piled

    2015: At the Met gala, the model presents a fake fringe from the long top hair. Ingenious

  • 50 – 37 – 100. While we are not talking about model sizes, there numbers are just as impressive: At 50 years of age, Linda Evangelista can look back on a 37-year runway career with at least 100 different hairstyles. Fascinating in every way! The runway legend looks fabulous even today and remains true to her supermodel status. After all, Linda Evangelista was one of the 'Fab Five' belonging to the legendary 'Supermodels' club. This term was initially defined by these five fashion icons – Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz and of course Linda Evangelista – in the nineties, becoming an incarnation of the Zeitgeist.

  • The supermodel era

    Triggered by photographer Peter Lindbergh, who portrayed the beautiful group for a Vogue cover shooting, film stars and pop stars were suddenly passé. Now the fashion clique was seen everywhere – later completed by Claudia Schiffer, Nadja Auermann and Kate Moss – and the era of top models was born.
    Linda Evangelista also made a name for herself as 'the chameleon' because she was so delightfully changeable. Mainly on her head – with always changing looks, countless hair colours and cuts. Platinum blonde bob, carrot-coloured short cut, jet black pixie, wavy mane, fringe, straight, frizzy, curly ... The runway beauty tried everything, showed no fear of experimentation and therefore always looked fabulous with any hairstyle and colour. It was said she used up to 17 different colourations in four years. Today Linda Evangelista is no less changeable. She still likes dying her hair and does so often. Not always quite as radical, but still sophisticated – also in terms of the hairstyles. A chameleon – sorry, a model – does not change its trademark after all.