Lauren Santo Domingo was recently named one of the most influential New Yorkers of the last quarter century. The list, complied by the Observer, chronicles the “dealmakers, dreamers and visionaries” of New York. People who “moved the needle” and who effected real change in New York in something significant.
Lauren Santo Domingo was named a “digital-age” socialite because of her role in giving the job of socialite a 21st century update. Not only has she managed to stay within the public eye without embarrassing herself publicly or succumbing to the siren call of the reality television show, but she has been wildly successful. She recently co-founded Moda Oprandi, a fashion startup that lets members buy looks right off of the runway for a cost. She is a fashion editor for Vogue, and has been on more charity and non-profit event boards than most people can even name.
And unlike some other socialites who keep out of the public digital eye, Lauren has “managed to bring Gilded Age respectability back to the “Manhattan socialite” moniker while still embracing (and properly using) social media platforms.”
Lauren Santo Domingo is the daughter of a Poland Spring executive and an heiress in her own right, but it was her marriage to Andres Santo Domingo that really catapulted her into the limelight. Andres Santo Domingo is the son of one of the richest men in Columbia, and Lauren’s marriage to him took place in a lavish ceremony in Caragena, Columbia- often deemed one of the first real society weddings of the century.