Lily Monica Donaldson was born in London, 27 January 1987.
Since being scouted by Select Model Management in 2003 at the age of 16 while shopping in Camden, Donaldson has landed campaigns for fashion houses such as Shiatzy Chen, Dior, Jil Sander, and Dolce & Gabbana and is the face of British luxury goods house Burberry.
In the May 2007 issue of American Vogue, she was featured on the cover with fellow models Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman, and Jessica Stam as the “World’s Next Top Models.”Later, in the September 2007 issue of British Vogue, she was named a “Head Girl”, a model to watch out for in the upcoming season.
Donaldson has appeared on the covers of Vogue for Britain, Italy, China, and Australia. In particular, she was on the March 2009 covers of Vogue simultaneously in the UK, Australia, and Italy. She also appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2010 and 2011.
In 2009, Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
Outside : Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana and R. Cavalli fw February 2012