Lily Aldridge, is that you? The major model looks almost unrecognizable while posing as Patti Smith — she literally transformed into the singer for ‘W’ magazine’s March issue, as she posed topless for the edgy spread. Are you blown away by her transformation?
While we’re used to seeing Lily Aldridge, 30, exude a total bombshell vibe on the Victoria’s Secret runway, the model stripped down for an entirely new role for W magazine‘s March issue, where she played up the punk style of singer Patti Smith, 68 — and she wasn’t the only famous face to pose for the shoot!
The “Free Spirits” spread was lensed by famed photog duo Inez and Vinoodh and also features Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, Maria Borges, Julia Hafstrom, Alisa Ahmann, and Cameron Russell. Along with Lily’s uncanny portrayal of Patti Smith, the models also channeled Patti Hansen, Janice Dickinson and Beverly Johnson.
Lily rocked the shoot as she posed in a pair of black trousers and a white button-down, which she wore open, exposing her bare chest and toned midriff. A string of dainty necklaces finished off the look as she sported kohl-rimmed eyes and a shaggy ‘do. She was almost unrecognizable for the spread — especially because we’re so used to seeing her ooze sexy glamour in lingerie and swimwear. We love her versatility!
Patti is known for her poetry, singing and songwriting, but she was also a major style icon in the ’70s, celebrated for her androgynous look — and Lily pulled it off with the same confidence Patti always exudes! Even today, the artist is known for her distinct sense of style.
What did you think of the model’s major transformation? Did you love the way she paid homage to the songwriter? Check it out above and let us know what you think of her model makeover.