In May of that year, Evangelista was chosen as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People.
Throughout most of her modeling career, Evangelista was referred to as the fashion industry's "chameleon" for the way that she constantly reinvented herself with various hairstyles and ever-changing hair colours that inspired hair trends. In July 1992, she was on the cover of Canadian fashion magazine Flare, which was an issue honouring Canada's 125 years as a nation.
The cover photograph of Evangelista was mentioned by Treacy as being "the most precious thing I own".
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of British Vogue, a photograph of Evangelista originally taken in 1991 was chosen as the cover image for the book Vogue 100: A Century of Style, released in February 2016.
She was also said to have started the trend for thin eyebrows, Toward the end of 1992, her name was immortalized in Ru Paul's song, "Supermodel (You Better Work)".
Evangelista made headlines in 1993 when she traveled to Australia with Claudia Schiffer for a 5-day tour, which included a news conference and a televised fashion show, as part of the grand opening of a department store.
As far as Treacy is concerned, "Linda is the ultimate model of the past 50 years".
Fellow designer Stefano Gabbana said of Evangelista, "Linda is the model.
Evangelista's modeling career began in 1984 when she signed with Elite Model Management after having moved from her native Canada to New York City.
She was also the cover model for the inaugural issues of Vogue Taiwan and Vogue Korea.
She appeared in the fall/winter 2014 ad campaign for the fashion brand Moschino, photographed by Meisel.
In April 2016, Evangelista appeared on the cover of Zoo Magazine's 50th issue, photographed by singer and friend Bryan Adams.
Also that month, Evangelista appeared on the cover of the book Age of the Supermodel, which features photographs taken by photographer Donna De Mari during the haute couture collections in Paris in 1991. Smith, and there's a line in it where Brad Pitt says he won't get out of bed for less than half a million dollars. Only now it's a half million and it's a man saying it." The September 1991 issue of Vogue had a photo spread titled "Wild At Heart" that featured Evangelista, photographed by Lindbergh.