NEW YORK — “It was really cool to do shows again,” admits Ruby Aldridge. “I didn’t think I would do them again. I just had a totally different outlook on it…maybe more adult.” In February of this year Ruby began what would be a focused ready-to-wear season with a Calvin Klein Collection exclusive. A handful of shows were to follow in Europe that included Bottega Veneta and Balmain amongst others, all of which felt markedly different from what Ruby recalls from the whirlwind seasons from the beginning of her career. Today Ruby brings to her work real poise and focus. Ruby’s magnetism and hunger for life is evident in her recent work, which includes a cover of the current issue of 10 and the Fall 2016 advertising campaign Juicy Couture. This week, however away from the bright lights Ruby’s off to Europe for a rendezvous with family at Disneyland Paris and later London. “Live the dream, really…it’s good to be alive.” Aye, that!

Credits include: Title, “Next Questions — Ruby Aldridge”; Interview and video, Damien Neva; Model, Ruby Aldridge.