The cover features Linda Evangelista, the iconic Canadian supermodel. What a great way to celebrate a birthday!
There are just so many ways this cover nails it. And when you get so many things right, it creates the feeling of a classic, timeless poster-worthy keeper.
Here’s what Editor-in-chief Bernadette Morra had to say about the cover process:
“This cover had to communicate a number of things – FASHION’s 35th anniversary, our stature as Canada’s #1 high fashion and beauty magazine, and our mandate of bringing the international world of fashion home. The first was easy: an oversized 35 years in the upper left sell position and very few other cover lines. For the second we knew we wanted a Canadian model, someone who would truly make this a collectible cover. Who better than fashion icon and St. Catharines native Linda Evangelista? She has a long history with our magazine and was thrilled to participate in this special issue. Linda’s global profile and her dress by Lanvin, one of the hottest collections in Paris, do an excellent job of bringing the international world of fashion home.
Finally, we needed something that would distinguish our anniversary issue from everything else on the newsstand. I remembered a signed T-shirt with her picture that Linda had given me years ago. So I asked her if she would autograph our cover. Luckily, she loved the idea and was happy to oblige.”
The issue goes on sale October 8th. Cover price $5.50.
From the Press Release:
A few quotes from our interview with Linda…
On maintaining her privacy:
“I really like just to do covers and do the beautiful editorials,” she says. “I like to pass on the interview part.”
On recognizing the downside of the digital age and its detrimental effect on fashion photography:
Instead of taking the trouble to get things right as a picture is being taken, often the effort is left to post-production. “I have pictures that I did with Steven Meisel that were not retouched…we held eight reflectors if we had to make the light perfect. They didn’t have to erase a shadow or bag or wrinkle or pimple.”
On her workout regimen:
“I have a trainer. I do spinning. I do cross-training. I do weightlifting. I do my Power Plate. I do my rebounder trampoline. I do my rowing machine. And I play sports.”