It is a true sign of the times when the fashion industry finally comes to realize that models who are past the teen years are every bit in their prime as their younger counterparts. Case In point: Lily Aldridge, who goes from strength to strength and looks even more stunning now than she ever has in her 17 year career.
Even sustaining such a long career is exceptional in an industry that churns up and spits out models at such a rapid rate that we barely get to know a model before she is replaced by a newer face. 31 year old Lily has hit a new stride fronting several major international campaigns for Spring 2017 – open any major fashion magazine and Lily appears on page after page, dominating in a way other models can only hope.
Lily comes from a family completely immersed in the art and photography industries and came to modeling naturally. Her mother, Laura Lyons was a famous Playboy Playmate of the Month, her half brother is fashion photographer Miles Aldridge, her half sister Saffron and sister Ruby both model, and her father is an artist. Needless to say, a strong sense of self, beauty, and art are a wonderful education for a new model and by age sixteen Lily was appearing in campaigns for Abercrombie and Fitch. By age 17 she appeared on the cover of Vogue Spain.
Appearing in Victoria’s Secret for eight years, nearly all of them as an Angel, has cemented Lily as a swimwear and lingerie model, leading to her cover of Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2014. But the trademark of a supermodel is to be able to straddle both the fashion and commercial sides of the business, balancing a career between high end luxury brands, fashion magazines, and high street brands such as GAP, H&M, and Tommy Hilfiger, all of which Lily has worked for throughout the past seventeen years.
Womanly elegance with a knockout figure and exotic beauty makes Lily a unique in a crowded industry. Some models get better – and better- with age. Lily Aldridge proves it.
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