St.Lucian Shala Monroque - Cover of Town & Country / Jan 2012

Shala Monroque, Larry Gagosian’s 32-year-old girlfriend, hails from St. Lucia and calls Miuccia Prada a close friend. Now she’s on the cover of Town & Country. Allison Samuels reports.

She’s in the front row at almost every fashion show. She’s a fixture at every cool art-gallery opening and fashion party, and she’s best friends with Miuccia Prada, Dasha Zhukova, Margerita Missoni, and Charlotte Casiraghi. But Shala Monroque still isn’t a household name—not yet, anyway.

 She’s the 32-year-old girlfriend of Larry Gagosian, 66, the white-haired art dealer who has assumed the role of demigod. On his arm, Monroque has found herself attending a host of museum galas and fashion’s exclusive CFDA Awards, and sitting front row at the Valentino show in Paris. Now Monroque is receiving a growing amount of media attention on her own as she begins to appeal to people outside the small worlds of art and fashion.

This week, Monroque graces the cover of Town & Country’s January issue. As the magazine’s editor, Jay Fielden, puts it, “She is the 'it' girl but still only known by those really in the know. We wanted to put her out there early and let our readers in Oklahoma get to see who she is.”

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Author: Allison Samuels

Thanks Jeannelle ...  off to buy my copy today!
Great news on this, St.Lucian National Day.

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