Linda Evangelista lands first campaign since cosmetic procedure left her 'disfigured'

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Linda Evangelista has posed for a fashion photoshoot for the first time since she was left "brutally disfigured" by a cosmetic procedure over five years ago.

In September 2021, the '90s supermodel took to Instagram to share a candid post in which she revealed that she was suing executives at Zeltiq Aesthetics. She alleged she had been left "permanently deformed" after undergoing the fat-reduction procedure CoolSculpting.

Linda made a return to public life soon after, and now, she has been tapped to appear in a campaign celebrating the 25th anniversary of Fendi's iconic Baguette handbag.

In the image, which was snapped by Steven Meisel, Linda is seen wearing a grey sweater and clutching two silver sequin Baguette purses. She also sports pink glasses and three satin hats piled on top of each other.

"On September 9 2022 @Fendi will host a special fashion show in New York City to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the #FendiBaguette, designed by @silviaventurinifendi, and two years since @mrkimjones joined the Maison as Artistic Director of Couture and Womenswear," the 57-year-old wrote in the caption.

In response, a number of Linda's celebrity friends praised the campaign.

"Praise be! The skies just opened up. Natural order restored. more more more. Long love and live YOU @lindaevangelista," commented Selma Blair, while Carla Bruni posted, "U look so good dearest @lindaevangelista."

Coco Rocha added: "Yes! We love to see it Linda."

On Tuesday, Linda announced on social media that she had settled her lawsuit with Zeltiq Aesthetics.

"I'm pleased to have settled the CoolSculpting case," she wrote on Instagram. "I look forward to the next chapter of my life with friends and family, and am happy to put this matter behind me. I am truly grateful for the support I have received from those who have reached out."

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