Linda Evangelista is reentering the modelling industry.
The model tweeted a photo from her partnership with renowned clothing company Fendi on Saturday. The gig appeared to be her first modelling assignment since speaking out about her traumatic experience with cosmetic surgery last year.
“To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the #FendiBaguette, created by @silviaventurinifendi, and the two years since @mrkimjones joined the Maison as Artistic Director of Couture and Womenswear, @Fendi will present a special fashion show in New York City on September 9th, 2022. #Fendi, “Evangelista, 57, added a caption to the Instagram post.
The model continued by expressing her “deep gratitude” to every crew member who worked on the project. Evangelista released an emotional Instagram message in September 2021 explaining why she hadn’t been spotted modelling recently.
I was horrifically disfigured, she added, “to my followers who have questioned why I haven’t been working while my contemporaries’ careers have been blossoming.
Evangelista filed a complaint in September against Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc., the parent company of CoolSculpting, seeking $50 million in damages. She claimed that since receiving seven sessions in a dermatologist’s office from August 2015 to February 2016, she has been unable to work.
She stated in an earlier this year interview with PEOPLE that her medical professional identified PAH in June 2016. He advised me that no amount of exercise or dieting would ever be able to repair the problem, she recounted.
A CoolSculpting representative said in a statement to PEOPLE that the procedure “has been well studied with more than 100 scientific publications and more than 11 million treatments performed worldwide,” and that uncommon side effects like PAH “continue to be well-documented in the CoolSculpting information for patients and health care providers.”
Evangelista said she is attempting to reclaim her life while her case moves through the judicial system by holding onto the hope that speaking about her pain can soothe others going through similar circumstances.
She remarked at the time, “I hope I can divest myself of some of the humiliation and help other individuals who are in the same predicament as me.” “That is my aim.”