Marc Jacobs married Char Defrancesco last weekend in what the New York Times called ‘The Wedding of the Century’. The intimate ceremony was held Friday at their 1955 Frank Lloyd Wright house in Rye, N.Y. and they celebrated Saturday night at the old Four Seasons-gnoshing on sliders and caviar, drinking champagne and dancing the night away with fashion and drag queen royalty.
Guests included Anna Wintour, drag queens Miss Fame and Manila Luzon, Phoebe Philo, Rita Ora, Bette Midler, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, the Hadid sisters, Kaia Gerber and L’il Kim. The grooms wore custom Saville Row suiting by Huntsman with diamond and onyx penguin pins from Prada designer Fabio Zambernardi to symbolize fidelity. At the end of the night they drove off together in a 1962 Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Jacobs has long extoled the virtue of more (see guests dressed in vintage and recent collections, his sexcapade slips and ability to shrug off and market them). He turns turns 56 this year and seems to be carving out a different kind of life for himself including lots of time in Rye with his new husband the chandler.
It’s easy to lose sight of this event’s significance in the pomp, circumstance and sense of happily ever after cloaking it. Lest we forget—
- The American Psychiatric Association removed the diagnosis of homosexuality from its Diagnostic Manual in 1973. Prior to that homosexuality was considered mental illness.
-Same-sex activity was illegal in fourteen states and Puerto Rico until 2003.
Watch Marc Jacobs proposal at Chipotle with a flash mob here.