Lily Donaldson is a British model. She was scouted by Select Model Management  in 2003 at the age of 16 while shopping in Camden and went on to debut in the Fall/Winter 2004 season walking shows for designers such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Missoni  and Jill Sander.

Birth Name

Lily Monica Donaldson




Runway Model



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Lily Donaldson was born on January 27, 1987 in Hammersmith, London, England.


She is currently 32 years old.

Sun Sign





She attended Camden School for Girls, a co-educational sixth form in North London. She dropped out of the school at 16 to become a model.

Family Details

  • Father – Matthew Donaldson (Photographer)
  • Mother – Tiffany Jesse
  • Siblings – Aurelia Donaldson (Younger Sister)


Lily is signed to these modeling agencies –

  • IMG Models – New York
  • IMG Models – Paris
  • IMG Models – London
  • IMG Models – Milan

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Lily Donaldson dated –


  • Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld (2007) – French art director, Vladimir Restoin dated for a couple of months with the supermodel in 2007.
  • Michael Phelps (2008) – American swimmer, Michael Phelps was RUMORed to be dating Donaldson in 2008. Neither of them confirmed about the relationship, ever.
  • Cyprien Gaillard (2013-Present) – Since 2013, she is dating French artist, Cyprien Gaillard.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m


  • In Kilograms – 59 kg
  • In Pounds – 130 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-25-35
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32A

Body Build


Hair Color


Eye Color


Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 10.5 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Working as a model in the fashion industry and walking the ramp for many famous fashion houses listed above. She is also known for appearing in Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Film Debut

She has not acted in any of the films.

Fashion Debut

She debuted on the ramp with the Ready to Wear – Spring/ Summer 2004 fashion show in which she walked for designers Dice Kayek, Elspeth Gibson, John Rocha, Julien Macdonald, Miki Fukai, Rafael Lopez and Warren Noronha.

Brand Endorsements

Lily has advertised and walked the ramp for a tremendous number of designers and brands. The list starts as Emanuel Ungaro, Equipment, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, G2000, Gap, Gucci, Gucci eyewear, Gucci Hysteria, H&M, Hazzy’s, Hugo Boss Orange, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Jil Sander, Jil Sander ‘Sport’ Fragrance, Joop!, Joop! Jeans, Kenzo, Lanvin, MaxMara, Mine, Miss Sixty, ‘Miss Dior Cherie’ fragrance, Monsoon, Mulberry, Nicole Farhi, O’2nd, Pringle, Roberto Cavalli, Sportmax, Shiatzy Chen, Tiffany & Co, Topshop, Uniqlo, Valentino and Victoria’s Secret.

Distinctive Features

  • Eyes
  • High cheekbones

Lily Donaldson Favorite

  • Favorite Hotel – The Hôtel de Crillon in Paris
  • Favorite Underwear – Calvin Klein, Marks and Sparks
  • Favorite Bag – Alexander Wang
  • Favorite Shoes – Yves Saint Laurent ankle boots
  • Favorite Trainers – Converse
  • Favorite Designers – Azzedine Alaïa, Riccardo Tisci
  • Favorite Nail Polish – Dark-red or nothing
  • Favorite Moisturizer – Embryolisse
  • Favorite Restaurant – Café Mogador in New York, and Rosa’s Dining Room in London

Lily Donaldson Net worth

Kate Bosworth has a estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lily Donaldson

  • She was founded by Select Model Management in 2003, when she was shopping in Camden.
  • In the September 2007 edition of Vogue Britain, she was named as “Head Girl” and was referred as a model to watch out.
  • Lily has appeared in the 2008 Pirelli Calendar.
  • Donaldson has a tattoo on her wrist about a mix of her mother and her sister’s name.
  • Other than modeling, she likes to read, paint and play the piano.
  • She loves vintage items and second-hand shops also.
  • Fleetwood Mac legend Mick Fleetwood is Lily’s great-uncle.
  • She is close friends with Irina Lazareanu and Gemma Ward.
  • In 2009, Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. Donaldson is the face of the new Monsoon Accessorize campaign for Spring Summer 2011.
  • She has walked in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2010, 2011 and 2012.


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