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TEE PARTY: While accustomed to modeling in lingerie and bikinis for Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated, Lily Aldridge put on a little more coverage for a gathering hosted by Velvet by Graham & Spencer at the Revolve Beach House in Malibu on Wednesday evening. In fact, she slipped on a heart-emblazoned T-shirt that she designed with the Culver City, Calif.-based brand to benefit St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.
Along with actresses Ashley Tisdale and Camilla Belle, Aldridge created $45 tees to sell in Velvet’s stores and e-commerce site as well as on Revolveclothing.com. All printed with the phrase “join the fight,” the celebrity-designed tops were unveiled at the beachside fete to guests including Gabrielle Reece, Holly Marie Combs, Bonnie Somerville, Jennifer Ackerman and Katherine McNamara.
Aldridge, who has modeled for Velvet for more than 10 years and is now working on the fall 2015 update for her ongoing sportswear collaboration with the company, was inspired to get involved after a visit to St. Judes with her husband, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, six years ago.
“We were so moved by how amazing this place is, and the joy they bring to the kids,” said Aldridge, who squeezed in the party between preparations for the Dec. 2 Victoria’s Secret fashion show in London. “It’s the most emotional experience I’ve ever been through, and now I’m at this point where I have this amazing platform…it is such an honor to use my voice to raise awareness.”