Aaron Rose Philip
Aaron Rose Philip refuses to be defined.
Hailing from The Bronx by way of the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda, Aaron Rose was discovered through her social media where she took notice of the lack of representation of trans women of colour within the fashion industry, let alone anyone with a disability. Aaron has emerged as a trail-blazer and is determined to represent her communities as a model.
With a steadfast, sincere approach to her career, Aaron (pronounced A-ron) Rose is driven by the lack of disability representation in the media, specifically in the fashion and beauty realms. Right off the bat, Aaron Rose has been a catalyst of change by openly speaking about her experience with bigotry from being a black model. She’s actively worked towards an inclusive industry via her editorial features in i- D, Dazed, ELLE, Teen Vogue, and Allure magazines, as well as Refinery29 and Now This. The New York Times has hailed Aaron’s career as a sign of a more diverse industry and vogue.com recently featured and photographed Aaron Rose with her friend, Chella Man, discussing the lack of disabled representation.
Aaron was the cover star of the May issue of VOGUE UK in 2023 and she has also graced another nine fashion magazine covers including PAPER magazine (which featured her being interviewed by the iconic Naomi Campbell), Perfect, V Magazine, Numero, Indie Magazine, and the September Issue of S Moda for El Pais. Aaron has famously posed for a Sephora campaign, as well as Dove’s United We Stand campaign in support of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and to celebrate the progress made by LGBTQIA+ community.
Aaron debuted on Willie Norris Workshop’s catwalk and modelled exclusively for Collina Strada’s digital runway show and in the brand’s look book. She made her NYFW runway debut in Moschino’s SS22 runway show in New York City making history as the first model in a wheelchair to walk for a major high fashion label. Marc Jacobs has also made Aaron Rose one of the designer’s closest, most frequent collaborators, working with her on various media projects.
Aaron Rose was also a star in Miley Cyrus’ hit music video, “Mother’s Daughter,” which received over 100 million views to date. In a comedic turn, she made her television debut on TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. With a successful modelling career in bloom, Aaron Rose has laid a fantastic foundation for what she hopes many others will soon follow alongside her.