Lily Aldridge is a fashion supermodel, passionate philanthropist and newly-minted entrepreneur as Founder and CEO of her very own fragrance label, Lily Aldridge Parfums.
Aldridge first signed with IMG Models in 2005 and quickly became one of fashion’s most beloved faces. She has shot with many of the industry’s top photographers, including Inez and Vinoodh, Daniel Jackson, Lachlan Bailey and Mert & Marcus. The Angeleno beauty appeared on the 50th Anniversary cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2014, as well as covers of numerous international editions of VOGUE, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, LOVE, Glamour, GQ and MAXIM, with editorial features appearing in V, Vanity Fair, W, and many more.
A sought-after personality among leading fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, Aldridge’s advertising campaigns have included Bvlgari, Carolina Herrera, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo and Mastercard’s luxury Black Card. Many of her partnerships have also spoken to her creativity and deeply-rooted values; she most recently partnered with Levi’s Made and Crafted to launch a campaign delivering proceeds to Everytown for Gun Safety, a cause and organization close to her heart.
Off duty, Aldridge is devoted to family, philanthropy and adventure. A cultural omnivore, she divides her time between New York City and Nashville, Tennessee. Aldridge enjoys traveling internationally to attend museum and gallery openings, food festivals and rock concerts with her husband, Kings of Leon lead vocalist, Caleb Followill. The couple welcomed their first child in June 2012 and their second in January 2019.
Aldridge is a generous philanthropist actively involved with St. Jude Children’s Hospital, No Kid Hungry, World of Children and Everytown for Gun Safety. She has also partnered with VOGUE for the official Born Free Africa campaign, an initiative aimed at ending mother-to-child HIV transmission. Aldridge consistently weaves her philanthropic passions into her brand partnerships and entrepreneurial ventures.
Her latest venture has taken her into new territory as Founder and CEO of Lily Aldridge Parfums, an eponymous fragrance collection created in partnership with IMG Models and Inter Parfums, Inc., the world’s leading fragrance producer. Lily Aldridge Parfums’ limited-edition collections will first debut in September 2019, available for direct-to-consumer purchase through LilyAldridgeParfums.com.
A native of Los Angeles, California, 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. Aldridge credits her talented and supportive family for grounding her in the values of creativity, hard work, giving back and putting family first.
31 December 1969
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