Marc Jacobs Marries Longtime Boyfriend Char Defrancesco in Intimate NYC Ceremony
Marc Jacobs said “I do” in high-style.
The fashion designer, 55, tied the knot to his longtime love, Charly “Char” Defrancesco, in an intimate ceremony in New York City. After they said their “I do’s,” they partied the night away at the glitzy midtown restaurant, Grill Room.
Jacobs and Defrancesco wore matching diamond and onyx penguin pins on their special day, a sweet gift from Prada and Miu Miu design director Fabio Zambernardi. “Penguins have only one partner and mate for life. A great example of faithfulness and fidelity. So grateful to you and love you so much dear Fabio,” Jacobs explained on Instagram.
Following the ceremony, the newlyweds shared a sweet smooch while showing off their flair for fashion. Defrancesco wore a green velvet suit jacket with a matching bow tie as the designer opted for a dark suit.
Among the guests in attendance were models Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Kaia Gerber, Bella and Gigi Hadid, and Emily Ratajkowski, as well as Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, fashion editor Katie Grand, and designer Anna Sui. Filling out the wedding party were Lil Kim, Mýa, Frank Ocean, Rita Ora, Christina Ricci, Chloë Sevigny, Luka Sabbat, Justin Theroux, and Bette Midler.
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Before proposing, Jacobs organized a flash mob performance set to Prince’s 1986 hit “Kiss” then got down on one knee.
“GET READY FOR THE ALL TIME GAG!!!!!” Defrancesco wrote on Instagram after the special moment. “Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.”
In October 2018, Defrancesco opened up to PEOPLE about why the restaurant holds a special place in his heart.
“I took [Jacobs] to Chipotle for the very first time, and every year for my birthday, we go to Chipotle,” he revealed. “Moving to New York, being from L.A., I’ve always loved Mexican food, it’s my favorite and it’s kind like a little piece of home even though it’s not authentic Mexican food,” he shared, adding, “It’s consistent and tastes like Chipotle, no matter what Chipotle you go to.”
While their wedding was all glitz and glamour, Defrancesco would have equally enjoyed a ceremony at the fast-casual eatery. “I know Marc really, really wants it at the Rainbow Room or the Boom Boom Room but I’d be happy getting married at Chipotle.”
From the looks of Jacobs’ Instagram, they elevated their menu for their big night. In March Jacobs shared a video tasting desserts from pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel alongside Defrancesco.
Jacobs previously told PEOPLE that he didn’t want his wedding to be drama-filled. “We don’t want it to become bridezilla or anything like that but we do want to make it festive and a night we can all be with the people we love.”
Looks like it was mission accomplished.