Project Runway Judge Michael Kors Weds Longtime Boyfriend

Fashion designer and Lance LePere swap vows two decades after they first met

By Natalie Finn Aug 17, 2011 11:41 PMTags
Michael Kors, Lance LePErePascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

In this case, less was definitely more for Michael Kors.

The deliciously snarky Project Runway judge swapped vows yesterday with longtime partner Lance LePere on Dune Beach in an intimate ceremony officiated by Southampton, N.Y., Mayor Mark Epley, a rep for Kors confirmed to E! News.

There were definitely in the right place at the right time...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed landmark legislation legalizing gay marriage in June, prompting hundreds of couples to get in line for holy matrimony the day the law went into effect July 24.

"To marry someone as wonderful and special to me as Lance, barefoot on a glorious beach, is more than I could have dreamed of," Kors told, which first reported the good news today.

Kors and LePere were spotted picking up a marriage license at New York City Hall a couple of weeks ago. They met in 1990 when LePere started as an intern at Kors' design house, but it wasn't until they spent time in Paris, where they'd eat together at the American outpost of the NYC classic Joe Allen, that they fell in love.

"We share a certain level of taste, an American point of view, and I think we like to play with Americana," LePere told New York magazine last summer. "Over the years and the day-to-day process of dreaming together, things just naturally fell into place."