Lauren Santo Domingo is an American entrepreneur, magazine editor, and socialite. She is a co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of the online fashion store Moda Operandi.
The New York Observer said that Santo Domingo was one of the “100 most influential New Yorkers of the past 25 years.” In 2017, she was inducted into Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.
Lauren is happily married to Andrés Santo Domingo. Here’s everything you need to know about Lauren Santo and Andrés Santo’s wedding.
Lauren And Andrés Marriage Was ‘The Wedding Of The Year’
Lauren and Andres met in Paris in 2001, not long after they had both finished college. Lauren had just started working at Vogue, while Andres had yet to start his independent record label. They started dating, and they dated for seven years until they finally decided to get married in 2008.
The wedding of Andrés Santo Domingo and Lauren Santo was the first high-society wedding of the century. On July 8, 2008, they got married on a privately owned island off the coast of Cartegena, Colombia.
Her wedding to Andrés Santo Domingo on January 8, 2008, in Cartagena, Colombia, was named “the wedding of the year” by Vogue on the cover of that year’s March issue, and a ten-page spread of the wedding was shot by Arthur Elgort and published in the magazine. Each of her nine bridesmaids wore a dress made by a different designer, and Santo Domingo wore two dresses made just for her by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci. A picture of Santo Domingo in her wedding dress was on the cover of Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, and Designers, a coffee table book edited by Hamish Bowles and Vera Wang.
Lauren Santo Domingo lives with her husband and two children in New York City.
Meet Andrés Santo Domingo, Lauren Santo Domingo’s Husband
Alejandro Santo Domingo AKA Andrés Santo is a Colombian-American billionaire financier and philanthropist. He is the son of Julio Mario Santo Domingo, a Colombian billionaire, and Beatrice Dávila, a Colombian socialite. He is the brother of Andres Santo Domingo Dávila and the half-brother of Julio Mario Santo Domingo Braga and was the only child of Julio Mario Santo Domingo and Edyala Braga, a Brazilian socialite who was his first wife.
He went to the Hotchkiss School and then to Harvard University to get a bachelor’s degree in history.
He is a director of Colombia’s Endeavor, an international non-profit development organization that helps find and support high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. He is also a member of the Latin America Conservation Council of The Nature Conservancy.
Andrés Santo is a director of DKMS Americas, which is a non-profit organization and the largest bone marrow donor center in the world. He is active in his family’s foundation, which is a big part of helping the poor in Colombia. He is also a generous donor and has fought for environmental and conservation causes.