Linda Evangelista wows as she arrives to book signing with son Augustin – after revealing she was diagnosed with breast cancer twice in five years
Linda Evangelista is having a resurgence after being out of the public eye for many years.
On Friday, the supermodel, 58, was spotted with her son Augustin James 16, who she shares with French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, 61, heading to a book signing.
The model is the longtime muse of photographer Steven Meisel and she was heading to the book signing for his new book Evangelista Photographed by Steven Meisel.
She looked chic in a drop-waist black dress with a v-neck and three-quarter-length sleeves.
Linda’s iconic short brown haircut was brushed off her face and black sunglasses adorned her gorgeous face.
The four models are featured in the upcoming series from Apple TV+ called The Super Models.
The show drops on September 20, and takes a look at the careers of the four legendary models and ‘how they dominated the modeling world by uniting and forming a bond that shifted the power dynamic of the industry,’ according to a synopsis for the show.
Recently the mom of one revealed she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer twice in five years.
Linda was first diagnosed in 2018 during an annual mammogram. She chose to have a double mastectomy after the diagnosis.
She told the Wall Street Journal magazine that after that she was ‘thinking I was good and set for life. Breast cancer was not going to kill me.’
Four years later, in 2022, the breast cancer returned in her pectoral muscle. The Vogue covergirl recalled telling her surgeon: ‘Dig a hole in my chest.’
‘I don’t want it to look pretty. I want you to excavate. I want to see a hole in my chest when you’re done,’ she had said to her doctors. ‘Do you understand me? I’m not dying from this.’
Explaining her long term prognosis, she said: ‘I know I have one foot in the grave, but I’m totally in celebration mode.’
And that isn’t the only health crisis she’s faced in recent years. In 2021 she revealed she’d undergone a Cool Sculpting fat removal procedure that left her disfigured.
She developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, a condition in which firm fat tissue masses larger than those removed develop in the areas that were treated.
Evangelista became depressed and reclusive after realizing she was ‘not looking like myself any longer.’
She sued Zeltiq Aesthetics, the company behind the treatment, for $50 million and settled for an undisclosed amount in July 2022.