Linda Evangelista Triumphant Return to Met Gala After Delicate Procedure Which Caused “Permanently Deformed”

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Fashion icon Linda Evangelista made a triumphant return to the iconic steps of the Met Gala after nearly a decade. The supermodel, renowned for her groundbreaking contributions to the industry, stole the spotlight at fashion’s grandest night with a look that was uniquely her own.

Linda Evangelista, 58, chose to collaborate with Catherine Holstein, the designer behind Khaite, a label she often wears in her personal life. Together, they crafted an exquisite white draped gown in organic silk gazar. “The one thing I really wanted to do was push myself out of black, and that’s what we’ve done,” Evangelista shared with Vogue. “I feel so comfortable in it, and I’m really, really, really happy.”

Accompanying her elegant ensemble were long, sheer gloves and a pair of stunning tourmaline chandelier earrings by Ana Khouri, adding a touch of sophistication to her look.

2024 Met Gala

People marked her grace and style, comparing with other star’s outfits.

This appearance marked Evangelista’s first since the 2015 Met Gala, themed “China: Through the Looking Glass,” where she donned a striking red Moschino gown adorned with an oversized bow, paying homage to the gala’s theme.

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2015 Met Gala

One of her early Met Gala appearance was gorgeous moment in 2004. For that Costume Institute Gala, themed “Dangerous Liaisons,” Evangelista chose a printed, one-shouldered gown as her outfit of choice.


2004 Met Gala

Evangelista’s return to the Met Gala spotlight follows a period of personal challenges. In 2022, she revealed her struggles after undergoing CoolSculpting, a fat-freezing body contouring procedure, which she described as leaving her “permanently deformed” and “brutally disfigured.” However, since the release of the Apple TV+ docuseries The Super Models in 2023, Evangelista has been reclaiming her life and making more public appearances.

In a November 2023 interview, Evangelista shared her journey towards self-acceptance and healing. “I’m not hard on myself any longer,” she expressed. “How people feel about me still bothers me a little bit, but it used to bother me a lot. I know now that I didn’t do anything wrong.” Despite the challenges she faced, Evangelista is determined not to let her past experiences define her. “I’m not letting it ruin my life,” she affirmed. “I wouldn’t have stayed locked up if I’d known how many people cared.”

The Met Gala always feels like stepping into a fairy tale, with so many gorgeous celebrities in one place and stunning looks to admire and wish we could see up close.

Preview photo credit EVERETT COLLECTION / EAST NEWS, Gregorio T. Binuya / Everett Collection / East News, lindaevangelista / Instagram


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