Lauren Santo Domingo

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Lauren Santo Domingo

Lauren Santo Domingo (born February 28, 1976) is a contributing editor at Vogue[1] and the co-founder of online fashion retailer Moda Operandi.[2]

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,[1] grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut.[3] She attended the Kent School and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1998.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Considered one of the "100 most influential New Yorker's of the past 25 years" by the New York Observer,[5] Santo Domingo has played muse to designers such as Proenza Schouler, Nina Ricci, and Eddie Borgo.[6] Lauren has been photographed by Annie Leibovitz,[7] Tom Munro,[6] 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[8] in 2012, she is frequently cited as “one of the world’s most recognized style authorities”,[9] her name and style mentioned in the popular television show Gossip Girl[10]l and New York Magazine called her "the next Mrs. Astor[11]". Currently, Santo Domingo is also a supporter of charities such as Save Venice[12] and the Costume Institute.


Santo Domingo began her career as a Fashion Assistant at Vogue,[4] 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.

Moda Operandi[edit]

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[13] and Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance"[14] to discuss the website.

Personal life[edit]

She was formerly Lauren Davis. She is married to Andres Santo Domingo, the youngest son of Colombian business magnate Julio Mario Santo Domingo and the co-owner of independent label Mexican Summer.


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.[15]


Santo Domingo lives around Gramercy Park, New York City, with her husband and two children.[16] They also have a townhouse in Paris, in the Saint Germain district.


  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ "Lauren Santo Domingo". The Coveteur. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
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  4. ^ a b Collard, Charlotte. "Lauren Santo Domingo... Interview". Charlotte Collard. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ Editors, The (March 3, 2013). "The 100 Most Influential New Yorkers of the Past 25 Years". The New York Observer. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Amsden, David (September 2012). "Gen W: Proenza Schouler". Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Leibovitz, Annie. "Photo: Annie Leibovitz Shoots New York's Silicon Alley". Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
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  9. ^ "Lauren Santo Domingo, Moda Operandi Co-Founder". April 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Gossip Girl Recap: There’s Only One Blogger in This Town Who Matters". Vulture. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
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  12. ^ "Save Venice: A Masquerade Ball at the Pierre Hotel". 
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  15. ^ Garcia, Patricia (April 11, 2011). "Irreverent Brides: Unconventional Wedding Dressing". Vogue. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Moda Operandi About Us". Moda Operandi. Retrieved January 19, 2013.