Married life for Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone: their home, habits and matching rings
Though garment is usually Topic A at New York Fashion Week, the hemlines or Band of Outsiders' Boy Scout chic may not be the most exciting part for some. Instead, it's the New York Magazine profile of Lorenzo Martone, the tall, dark husband of fashion superstar Marc Jacobs.
For months, rumors circulated that the engaged pair had tied the knot -- met by outright denials or tight lips from the couple. Then, over the New Year, photos of the style guys surfaced from St. Barth's, decked out in white and posing with a layer cake topped with mini-replicas of themselves.
Where on earth would anyone get the idea they were married!?
The magazine quotes Martone, a fashion publicist, as saying the tropical celebration was an "intimate ceremony." Confirmation much? Check out some fun facts from the story about the lives of "Fashion's First Husband" Martone and ubiquitous thread maker Jacobs:
A Boy's Best Friend: Though the family business is schmatas, these boys love bling. They sport matching pink gold rings from Boucheron, with bears engraved inside the bands ("We call each other bears because of our facial hair and all that," Martone said). Also, Lorenzo rocks diamonds on a Chanel timepiece and a ring of emerald-cut stones from Jacobs....
Romantic Rental: While the guys are renovating their dream home in Manhattan's West Village to the tune of $10.4 million, they're renting a "huge and manly" apartment in Chelsea from pro hockey player Scott Gomez. It's a sparse space, the most prominent feature a Terry Richardson photo of Batman and Robin kissing. Their coffee table features art glossies and scrapbooks.
Ferociously Fit: These two live their lives in between workouts. Jacobs has been known of late for his sculpted body, and Martone has the gym dedication to match. Their housekeeper revealed they never cook and rarely eat in. The refrigerator is packed with Whole Foods sushi, protein shakes, Diet Coke, berries and cold cuts.
Lovers' Spat: Jacobs and Martone are like-minded, but they tend to cross wires when it comes to Jacobs' creative expression. Martone has hard lines about masculinity and doesn't understand some of Jacobs' habits -- such as owning and wearing about a dozen Commes de Garcon skirts. " 'Oh, skirts are for girls and not for me? That’s the old way of thinking,' " Jacobs told Martone. "I just thought [the skirts were] a little gimmicky." Lorenzo also takes issue with Jacobs' occasional smoking.
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-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Lorenzo Martone, left, and Marc Jacobs cuddle at a toy drive over Christmas. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images
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