Designer Mizrahi Is Married

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January 6, 2012 | 2:20pm EST

Designer Isaac Mizrahi is a married man after secretly exchanging vows with his longtime boyfriend.
The fashion icon wed Arnold Germer during a simple ceremony at New York’s City Hall last November.

Mizrahi flashed his wedding band during an appearance on U.S. TV program The Wendy Williams Show on Friday and confessed he and his boyfriend had eloped.

He explained, “We’ve been together for six years, but we met 10 years ago. We didn’t think we wanted to get married until they said we could in New York, and then it was like, ‘We’re getting married!’

“We were at a dinner party (when we told everyone) and people have ideas: ‘You have to have a series of parties, Vera Wang has to be called…’ We were terrified and decided to just elope at City Hall.

“I didn’t really expect it to be a ceremony – I thought it was just a bunch of paperwork. Then (the justice of the peace) said, ‘Meet us at the chapel… Please come forward. Do you, Arnold Germer, take…’ and I started sobbing. It was one of those moments (where) I wasn’t expecting that kind of emotional impact. I think when it’s right, you know it.”

In June, New York became the sixth U.S. state to allow gay unions.