Female Model of the Month September 2017

IMG Model and Los Angeles, California native Lily Aldridge hails from a large family of celebrated creative professionals. Her father is noted English illustrator Alan Aldridge, and her mother is former Playboy Bunny and Playmate Laura Lyons; Her siblings include a brother, Miles Aldridge, the fashion photographer, and two sisters, Saffron and Ruby Aldridge, also models. Most notably, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2009, and appeared on the 50th Anniversary cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2014, photographed by James Macari. 

In addition to Sports Illustrated, Aldridge’s covetable fashion magazine covers include Vogue Mexico and Spain, Elle Brazil and Korea, Glamour France, Tatler, Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, and GQ UK. The Anglo-American beauty has also appeared in countless editorial features for Vogue US, UK, and Italy, L’uomo Vogue, Teen Vogue, V, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, Glamour, and Love Magazine. Annie Leibovitz captured a bikini-clad Aldridge (on one of the coldest winter days in New York City) for Vanity Fair, and Ryan McGinley playfully snapped her for a subversive back-to-school-themed shoot for Purple Magazine. 

Within the first five years of her modeling career, Aldridge sat for many of the fashion industry’s leading photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Bruce Weber, Terry Richardson, Walter Chin, and Matt Jones. The Anglo-American beauty has also had the great fortune of shooting with Ben Watts, Angelo Pennetta, Russell James, Tom Munro, Regan Cameron, Boo George, and Cliff Watts. 

As the breakout star of Victoria’s Secret annual runway show nearly six years ago, she received her Angel wings, and has since appeared in print and television advertising campaigns for the intimate apparel behemoth. Additional advertising campaigns include Salvatore Ferragamo, Saks Fifth Avenue, J Brand, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Alberta Ferretti, Anthropologie, Levi’s, Banana Republic, and XOXO; Aldridge’s beauty partnerships include Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox Cosmetics, and Herbal Essences. 

Aldridge, ever the multitasker, has starred in more than a dozen advertising campaigns for Velvet, and recently launched a capsule clothing line under her own name in conjunction with the California-based contemporary fashion company.

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