May 25, 2009

Lily Donaldson - Career Highlights

Top 50 Models (Ranked # 3)
Nationality British
Birthday January 27, 1988
Born In London, England
Lives Now London
Agencies IMG, Marilyn Agency
Known For Lips, Eyes
Status Established, cover girl
Muse For Alber Elbaz
Dated Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld
Friends Gemma Ward, Irina Lazareanu, Freja Beha, Julia Stegner, Lisa Cant, Margherita Missoni, Theodora Richards, Agyness Deyn


“We all come from different parts of the planet and every walk of life, and we come together in this mad ball of energy.” - Vogue

“Yeah, in some ways I feel like I've been 21 for a few years now.” -

Career Highlights
27 JAN, 1988 Born in London, England

2003 Scouted by Select Modeling Agency while shopping in Camden Town, London

2004 Becomes the face of Miss Sixty
2004 Mario Testino photographs Donaldson for Burberry, alongside Stella Tennant and Karen Elson
FEB 2004 Debuts at the fall Jil Sander and Rochas shows in Milan and Paris
FEB 2005 Walks the fall Anna Sui, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors shows in New York
APR 2004 Featured on the cover of British Vogue

2005 Becomes the face of Jil Sander and Lanvin
JAN 2005 Walks the spring Anne Valerie Hash, Chanel, Christian Dior, and Christian Lacroix couture shows in Paris
FEB 2005 Featured on the cover of Japanese Vogue
MAR 2005 Featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
JUN 2005 Featured on the cover of Numéro
SEP 2005 Featured on her second cover of Italian Vogue of the year, photographed by Steven Meisel
2005 Annie Leibowitz photographs Donaldson for Roberto Cavalli, with Hye Park and Natasha Poly
10 NOV, 2005 Nominated for Best Model at the British Fashion Awards, but loses to Karen Elson
DEC 2005 Featured on her second cover for Numéro of the year

2006 Steven Meisel photographs Donaldson for Dolce & Gabbana and Mulberry
FEB 2006 Opens and closes the fall Lanvin show in Paris, and is interviewed backstage by
2006 Becomes the face of Nicole Farhi
2006 Dances and lip-synchs to “Crazy in Love” with Hilary Rhoda and Gemma Ward on a photo shoot
SEP 2006 Walks the spring Versace show in Milan and is interviewed backstage by Fashion TV

2007 House of Holland debuts a “My Fly’s Undone, Lily Donaldson” T-shirt
2007 Linked with Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, son of French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld
2007 Becomes the face of Christian Dior
MAY 2007 Featured on the cover of Vogue as one of the world's next top supermodels, photographed by Steven Meisel
4 AUG, 2007 Named Vogue's tenth best dressed of the week in a black dress and a gray tunic
2007 Renews contract with Burberry, replacing Kate Moss
2007 Becomes the face of MaxMara, replacing Raquel Zimmermann
SEP 2007 Named one of British Vogue’s “Head Girls,” a model to watch out for in the upcoming season
SEP 2007 Opens the spring Nicole Miller and Gianfranco Ferré shows in New York and Milan
SEP 2007 Closes the spring Temperley and La Perla shows in New York and Milan
OCT 2007 Featured on the cover of Numéro
OCT 2007 Appears in W editorial, photographed by David Sims

2008 Patrick Demarchelier photographs Donaldson for the Pirelli calendar
2008 Renews contract with MaxMara
2008 Steven Klein photographs Donaldson for Dolce & Gabbana with Jessica Stam and Gemma Ward
26 JAN, 2008 Hosts her twenty-first birthday party at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Boyfriend Vladimir Roitfeld, Theodora Richards, and the MisShapes attend
FEB 2008 Appears in British Vogue, French Vogue, and W editorials
FEB 2008 Featured on the cover of i-D alongside good friend Gemma Ward
FEB 2008 Opens the fall Preen, Temperley, Asprey, D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, and Missoni shows in New York, London, and Milan
FEB 2008 Closes the fall Derek Lam, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Narciso Rodriguez, Asprey, Bottega Veneta, Etro, Gucci, and Missoni shows in New York, London, and Milan
MAR 2008 Appears in Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Glen Luchford
APR 2008 French Vogue features Donaldson as a top model
MAY 2008 Appears in Italian Vogue editorial with Gemma Ward, photographed by Emma Summerton
20 MAY, 2008 Buys an apartment near Tompkins Square Park for $2.2 million

JUN 2008 Appears in French Vogue editorial, photographed by Peter Lindbergh
JUL 2008 Appears in editorials for British Vogue, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and V, photographed by Sebastian Faena
JUL 2008 Closes the resort Gucci show in Rome
AUG 2008 Featured on the cover of British Vogue, photographed by Emma Summerton
AUG 2008 Rumors arise of Donaldson dating Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps

2008 Replaces Natasha Poly as the face of Gucci for fall
SEP 2008 Appears in editorials for Numéro and Harper's Bazaar
SEP 2008 Opens the spring Derek Lam, MaxMara, Gareth Pugh, John Galliano and Lanvin shows in New York, Milan, and Paris
SEP 2008 Closes the spring Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Julien Macdonald, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Pucci, Versace, and Gareth Pugh shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris
OCT 2008 Appears in Vogue editorial, with Anna Jagodzinska and Coco Rocha, photographed by Steven Meisel
OCT 2008 Featured on the cover of Japanese Vogue, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
NOV 2008 Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Corrine Day
2008 Models for Gap holiday campaign with little brother, Jesse
DEC 2008 Appears in editorials for Japanese Vogue and British Vogue

JAN 2009 Opens the spring Armani Privé and Elie Saab couture shows in Paris; also closes for Givenchy couture
2009 Renews contracts with Burberry and Gucci
MAR 2009 Featured on the cover of British Vogue, photographed by Nick Knight

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  1. Are these girls real? They are gorgeous!!

  2. Qué guapas!!!Me quedo con la primera y...con su vestido.Besos

  3. Oh yay I love Lily! Fabulous bio and photos, darling Ana!


  4. I can't believe she's born in the same year as me! She's done so much already!

  5. she's very cool, and very british. makes me proud. plus, i love her alien face - it's perfection xx

  6. This is wonderful!! I just adore Lily!

  7. Great post. I hope your week has started off well.

  8. i adore her! i've never seen such a perfect face before!

  9. Great post - Lily is one of my faves! lovely pictures!

  10. wow, i love lily! thanks for these amazing highlights and for following me, much appreciated gorgeous!

    much love


  11. Ohh and I just voted for she's winning! I love this series!


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