back in the 60’s, truman capote had a group of ladies he referred to as his “swans”. lee radziwill, cz guest, babe paley, marella agnelli to name a few. all these ladies were chic, thin, beautiful, elegant, perfectly dressed and rich. very rich!
i’ve often thought, who are the modern day swans? lauren santo domingo is a given. a socialite from greenwich turned into a contributing editor at vogue, then married a billionaire heir from columbia, andrea santo domingo. very rich! 4 billion rich!
ok, she’s rich. but she’s also smart, modern, ambitious and very chic. she did pr for j. mendel and carolina herrera before her vogue stint, most recently she co-founded moda operandi. an on line trunk show. 48 hours after fashion presentations each season, members only can purchase their favorite looks before stores receive 4 months later. a genious concept- who won’t wait for anything and who wants to get the newest fashion’s first? a swan- a modern day swan!
her style is very ladylike and feminine with a modern twist. chic in black and white. gorgeous in red and yellow. muse for olivier theyskens while at nina ricci. wispy and long limbed, gorgeous hair, regal collar bone and a neck for days. just like a swan- a modern day swan!