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Gay fashion designer Marc Jacobs just got engaged to his boyfriend Char Defrancesco. The Marc Jacobs proposal happened with a flash mob at a New York City Chipotle restaurant.
The flash mob reportedly performed to the song “Kiss” by Prince. After the mob finished performing, Jacobs got down on one knee and proposed to Defrancesco. Defrancesco said yes, the two hugged and the newly engaged couple happily waved to their flash mob participants and onlookers before sitting back down to conclude their restaurant visit.
Jacobs is an award-winning 54-year-old American fashion designer who has done design work for Perry Ellis, Louis Vuitton and (of course) his own label which specializes in men’s, women’s and children’s wear. He was born in New York City but has travelled and worked around the world.
Previous to dating Defrancesco, Jacobs dated a Brazilian hunk named Lorenzo Martone and a British gay porn performer named Harry Louis.
While Jacobs is famous for his designs, his boyfriend Char Defrancesco is more unknown. Defrancesco is a candlemaker and former model. The two live in New York’s West Village. Though he’s no longer a model, he keeps himself fit, as one trip to his Instagram will reveal.
His candles are available at GetLitByChar.com and cost $64 for a full-size candle; two varieties are available: “Bae” which smells of Bulgarian Roses and “Lit” which smells of agarwood and hashish.
Defrancesco was born in Switzerland and French was his first language, however he went to UCLA and thinks of himself as an L.A. guy — even though he now lives in New York… at least when he and Jacobs aren’t flying to Paris.