Profile in Style: Shala Monroque

Text: Ioanna Karagiorgou

As a street-style icon and fashion celebrity, Shala Monroque, is always impeccably dressed, in classical combinations. She’s a friend of Miuccia Prada, for whom she functions as a kind of muse, hosting a salon called Miu Miu.  And she’s the girlfriend of art-world impresario Larry Gagosian, the foremost gallerist on the planet. Shala works as an editor and creative consultant, living in New York. She has a history of modeling and her style is a blend of designer pieces mixed with vintage classics. She is usually sitting front row in the fashion shows and has been featured in magazines such as Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.


Declared the “muse of a generation” in 2011 by New York Magazine and the moment’s “It Girl” by Town & Country, the St. Lucian editor and writer has dazzled the international art and fashion crowds with a signature flare and statement-making approach to dress. The term “fashion risk” doesn’t really exist in her sartorial lexicon, as she can easily make the unthinkable; and we all want to look at her amazing combinations.

She’s also a blogger on Shala’s Rabbit Hole, a very interesting site filled with her ideas and beautiful photos.