Los Angeles, California native Aldridge hails from a large family of celebrated creative professionals. Her father is the noted English illustrator Alan Aldridge, and her mother is former Playboy Bunny and Playmate Laura Lyons; Her siblings include Miles Aldridge, the fashion photographer, and Saffron and Ruby Aldridge, also models. Most notably, Lily 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.
Aldridge’s fashion magazine covers, meanwhile, 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. She has also had the great fortune of shooting with Ben Watts, Angelo Pennetta, Russell James, Tom Munro, Regan Cameron, Boo George, and Cliff Watts.
Having received her Angel wings from Victoria’s Secret, Aldridge has since appeared in numerous 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.
Off duty, Aldridge is a cultural omnivore, and divides her time between New York City and Nashville, Tennessee. She enjoys traveling internationally (Sydney, Australia is her favorite destination), and attending film festivals, museums and galleries, and rock concerts with her husband, Kings of Leon lead vocalist, Caleb Followill. The couple welcomed their first child in June 2012.
Aldridge is a generous philanthropist actively involved with St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and Baby Buggy, an organization dedicated to providing essential resources to families in need. Additionally, she partnered with Vogue and Demarchelier for the official Born Free Africa campaign, an initiative aimed at ending mother-to-child HIV transmission by 2015.
use right click and "save target/link as"
Watch Lily Aldridge's full blog
Lily Aldridge for Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign08.02.2017
Lily Aldridge for Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign by Peter Lindbergh directed by
Liya Kebede and Lily Aldridge for Theory Spring 2017 Campaign06.02.2017
Liya Kebede and Lily Aldridge for Theory Spring 2017 Campaign by Erik Torstensson styled by Clare
Lily Aldridge on the Cover of V Magazine Special Digital Edition31.01.2017
Lily Aldridge on the Cover of V Magazine Special Digital Edition by Mario Testino styled by Paul
Lily Aldridge for Tatler UK January 201719.12.2016
Lily Aldridge for Tatler UK January 2017 by David Roemer styled by Sophie Pera with hair by Keith
Lily Aldridge on the cover of Tatler UK January 201716.12.2016
Lily Aldridge on the cover of Tatler UK January 2017 by David Roemer styled by Sophie Pera with
ICONIC models for the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show05.12.2016
Elsa Hosk, Georgia Fowler, Lily Aldridge, Luma Grothe and Zuri Tibby for the 2016