Growing Up In the Industry

A tomboy at heart, Aldridge grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by doting, creative parents and seven equally ambitious siblings. (Her sisters are also successful models; one of her brothers is a musician, and another, Miles, is the famous photographer.)

While immersed in the fashion industry as a kid, she never imagined that at 27 she’d be where she is today. “I was always on a set when I was little,” she recalls. “My sister Saffron was a Ralph Lauren model, and I’d walk in and see Bruce Weber taking her picture. He’d take mine, too. Back then I thought I was going to be a soccer player—and for a while, around second grade, I wanted to be an astrologer—but I remember thinking how gorgeous the Victoria’s Secret Angels were. It’s pretty amazing that now I am one!”

ON LILY: Dress, Fendi (price on request). Corselette bra, Kiki de Montparnasse ($275). Necklace, Tiffany & Co. ($45,000). Ring, Bulgari ($9200). 

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