Fashion photographer Steven Meisel has joined Instagram ahead of the launch of a special book he created in partnership with Linda Evangelista.
On Monday, the Canadian supermodel announced that her friend and collaborator had finally joined the social media platform in order to help her promote their upcoming tome – Linda Evangelista Photographed by Steven Meisel.
“We have been making images together since we first met in 1987. Our book, Linda Evangelista Photographed by Steven Meisel, is a celebration of our friendship and an expression of our gratitude for the lives and careers we’ve been given,” she wrote. . “We hope you will enjoy the photographs as much as we enjoyed creating them every second. With our love and thanks, Linda and Steven.”
While considered to be one of the world’s most successful photographers, having worked regularly for the likes of Vogue, Steven has avoided joining Instagram for years.
And though the 68-year-old reposted Linda’s message on his account, he remains notoriously private, rarely giving interviews or being photographed for publications.
Linda Evangelista Photographed by Steven Meisel is now available for pre-order and will drop on 13 September. The book includes an introduction by fashion editor William Norwich and will feature 180 images shot over the course of 25 years.
Following the news, a number of models and editors congratulated the pair on the project.
“Oh My Lord. GEEEEENIUS!!!!!!!!!!! A diary of my two great friends. I can’t wait to see all the memories. Beautiful,” posted Kristen McMenamy, while British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful gushed, “Congratulations Linda and Steven. I cannot wait to see your incredible book. Steven welcome to instagram xo.”