Lauren Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the daughter of Ronald V. Davis, the former CEO of The Perrier Group of America, and Judy Davis, an artist, grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended the Kent School and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1998.
Considered one of the "100 most influential New Yorker's of the past 25 years" by the New York Observer, Santo Domingo has played muse to designers such as Proenza Schouler, Nina Ricci, and Eddie Borgo. Lauren has been photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Tom Munro, and Mario Testino for various features and has appeared in Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Spain, W, Vanity Fair, WSJ Magazine, and on the cover of Town & Country. Inducted into Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List in 2012, she is frequently cited as “one of the world’s most recognized style authorities”, her name and style mentioned in the popular television show Gossip Girll and New York Magazine called her "the next Mrs. Astor". Currently, Santo Domingo is also a supporter of charities such as Save Venice and the Costume Institute.
Santo Domingo began her career as a Fashion Assistant at Vogue, returning to the magazine in 2005 as a contributing editor. In her column “APT with LSD”, Santo Domingo goes inside the homes of some of the most influential women in the fashion and society circuit.
In 2010, Santo Domingo co-founded Moda Operandi, an online fashion retailer, with Aslaug Magnusdottir, a former Gilt Groupe executive. Moda Operandi launched on February 16, 2011, and allows "shoppers to see and purchase their favorite looks right off the runway" in online trunkshows. Moda Operandi launched “Boutique” in 2012, which offers a curated selection of in-season designer products, available for immediate delivery. Lauren has appeared on a variety of morning television programs, such as “The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo” on CNBC and Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance" to discuss the website.
Lauren married Andres Santo Domingo in Cartagena, Colombia, on January 8, 2008. Vogue called it “the wedding of the year” on the cover of that year’s March issue, and featured the nuptials in a ten-page spread. Her nine bridesmaids each wore a dress created by a different designer and Santo Domingo wore two dresses custom-made by Olivier Theykens for Nina Ricci.
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