In a world where hetero marriages are falling apart all over the place , it's nice to know we can rely on the gays to keep our romantic ideals intact. At the Couture Council of the Museum at FIT cocktail party, multi-tasking man-about-town Simon Doonan revealed to The Cut that his longtime boyfriend, designer Jonathan Adler , was going to make an honest man of him. So why, after being together for more than a decade, have they decided to make it official? Well, you can't expect a Jewish mother not to push for a wedding:
Adler's lawyer mom Cynthia and sister Amy, an NYU law professor, have shepherded the process along. "They've been incredibly supportive and kept an eye out on what was going on [with legalizing gay marriage], and they said, 'Oh, you guys should get married in California.' So it was them that sort of prompted us," Doonan said.
The happy event is planned for September, but don't start thinking about the perfect gift: "We have enough tchotchkes at home for one lifetime," says Doonan. Perhaps guests could bring presents for Liberace, their devoted terrier, instead?