Lauren Santo Domingo

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Lauren Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo in 2014.
Lauren Davis

(1976-02-28) February 28, 1976 (age 47)
EducationKent School
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
  • Businesswoman
  • editor
  • socialite
Andrés Santo Domingo
(m. 2008)

Lauren Santo Domingo (née Davis; born February 28, 1976) is an American entrepreneur, magazine editor, and socialite. She is the co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of online fashion retailer Moda Operandi.[1]

Early life[edit]

Santo Domingo, the daughter of Ronald V. Davis, the former CEO of the Perrier Group of America, and Judy Davis, an artist,[2] grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut.[3] As a model in her teens, she appeared in Sassy frequently,[4] as well as in several commercials, including a Japanese TV spot with Brad Pitt.[5] She attended the Kent School and graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in history in 1998.[6] While at USC, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi.[7] After graduation, she moved to Paris.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Lauren began her career in the fashion closet at Vogue as a fashion assistant.[9] She worked her way up to associate fashion editor and later sittings editor, focusing on the American designer market. She then worked as the PR director for Paris-based label J. Mendel, helping to launch the brand's ready-to-wear collection.[10] She later led the PR department of Carolina Herrera for the Puig Group.[11] Santo Domingo returned to Vogue in 2005 as a contributing editor, where she remains as of 2018.[12]

As a former American Vogue editor, Lauren set out to create a platform that would allow women to shop from complete designer collections – a benefit only offered to editors or stylists at the time. In February 2011, Lauren launched Moda Operandi with Áslaug Magnúsdóttir, changing the way the fashion industry and people shop. The company now has more than 300 employees across eight offices globally, and has raised nearly $300m in funding from top-tier investors.[13]

In March 2023 Santo Domingo was introduced as the Creative Director of the home collection for Tiffany & Co.

Personal life[edit]

Considered one of the "100 most influential New Yorkers of the past 25 years" by The New York Observer,[14] Santo Domingo was inducted into Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame[15] in 2017.

Lauren is a fundraiser for Democratic political candidates, such as Hillary Clinton[16] and Kamala Harris.[17]

She is married to Colombian-American billionaire businessman Andrés Santo Domingo, who is the youngest son of late business magnate Julio Mario Santo Domingo, and the co-owner of independent record label Mexican Summer.[18] The couple met in 1998 in Paris.[8] Through her husband she is a member of the wealthy and socially prominent Colombian-American Santo Domingo family.

Santo Domingo lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.[19]


Her wedding to Andrés Santo Domingo in Cartagena, Colombia, on January 8, 2008, was deemed “the wedding of the year” by Vogue on the cover of that year's March issue, and a ten-page spread of the nuptials was shot by Arthur Elgort and featured in the magazine.[20] Her nine bridesmaids, including socialites Tinsley Mortimer, Fabiola Beracasa, and Coco Brandolini d'Adda, each wore a dress created by a different designer, and Santo Domingo wore two custom dresses by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci.[21] Other guest at the wedding included Barbara Bush, Tatiana Santo Domingo, Andrea Casiraghi, Amanda Hearst, Ivanka Trump and Margherita Missoni. A portrait of Santo Domingo in her wedding dress was the cover image of Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers, a coffee table book edited by Hamish Bowles and Vera Wang.[22]


  1. ^ "A Lesson in Paris Couture Party Dressing at Lauren Santo Domingo's Fête for Giambattista Valli Home". Vogue. 2022-07-06. Retrieved 2022-12-19.
  2. ^ Rovzar, Chris. "Looking for the Next Mrs. Astor: The most important three names in society right now: Lauren Santo Domingo (née Davis)". New York Magazine. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Pretty Smart | Greenwich, CT |". Archived from the original on 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  4. ^ "Harpers Bazaar UK". Retrieved 2018-08-22 – via PressReader.
  5. ^ CM boogie (2014-04-07), ブラッド・ピット/Brad Pitt EDWIN, retrieved 2018-08-22
  6. ^ Collard, Charlotte. "Lauren Santo Domingo... Interview". Charlotte Collard. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "Before They Were Socialites, Part Two". Retrieved 2022-07-15.
  8. ^ a b "French Open: Lauren Santo Domingo's Paris Apartment". Vogue. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  9. ^ "Queen of the Fashion Forward". 1stdibs Introspective. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  10. ^ "Lauren Santo Domingois One of the 500 People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry in 2018". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  11. ^ "Lauren Santo Domingois One of the 500 People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry in 2018". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  12. ^ "Lauren Santo Domingo Holds Court at Moda Operandi's Holiday Cocktail Party". Vogue. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  13. ^ "How a Former Tesla Executive Is Blowing Up Luxury Fashion". 2019-03-01. Retrieved 2022-12-19.
  14. ^ "The 100 Most Influential New Yorkers of the Past 25 Years". The New York Observer. March 3, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2014.[verification needed]
  15. ^ Fair, Vanity. "Introducing the International Best-Dressed List 2017 Hall of Fame". Vanities. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  16. ^ "Ohana&Co, Anna Wintour and Lauren Santo Domingo's dinner for Hillary Clinton campaign | News | Luxe Magazine". Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  17. ^ "The First 2020 Race Is Underway: Scrambling for New York Donors". Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  18. ^ "On the job: Keith Abrahamsson and Andrés Santo Domingo of Mexican Summer". Time Out New York. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  19. ^ "MAMA-OF-THE-MOMENT: Lauren Santo Domingo". Mama & Tata. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  20. ^ "The Anatomy of a 'Vogue' Wedding". Fashionista. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  21. ^ Garcia, Patricia (April 11, 2011). "Irreverent Brides: Unconventional Wedding Dressing". Vogue. Retrieved January 19, 2013.[verification needed]
  22. ^ "A Thing of Beauty: An Inside Look at Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers". Vogue. Retrieved 2018-10-02.