While all male fashion designers aren’t gay there are some who are, avoiding stereotyping, we bet you didn’t know that these 5 top designers were homosexuals :
Tom Ford– Tom Ford and Richard Buckley are hailed as the most adorable gay couple of the fashion industry. Love, at first sight, is precisely what describes the couple’s love story. Ford made the decision of marrying Buckley in a 30-second elevator ride during just their second encounter!
Michael Kors– Le Pere and Kors met in 1990 when he was an intern at the company. Just a few weeks after gay marriage became legal in New York, Michael married his longtime partner Lance La Pere, vice president of Michael Kors Women’s Design in August 2011.
Karl Lagerfeld- In the early 70’s, Jacques de Bascher de Beaumarchais, an affluent quasi-aristocrat became the object of Karl Lagerfeld’s affection. Then, the It boy began an affair with Yves Saint Laurent in 1973, fueling the rivalry between the two influential designers. After sharing De Bascher for a while, Karl had to let go of him as he died of complications from AIDS in 1989.
Calvin Klein- Though generally private, Klein has openly spoken about having intimate relationships with both women and men, declining to assign any specific labels to his sexual identity in interviews. However, he admits that the inspiration for much of his ad campaigns comes from what’s happening in his personal life. He was married for 10 years to Jayne Centre, with the couple having a daughter, Marci. He later wed Kelly Rector, got divorced and had relationships with various men including Nick Gruber.
Valentino Garavani – Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti met on 30 July 1960 in Via Veneto, the epicenter of Rome’s Dolce Vita. Ever since they have been together for more than 50 years, even after their love relationship ended in 1972. In 1973 Valentino met nineteen-year-old Carlos Souza at Hippopotamus club in Rio de Janeiro, dated him until Carlos eventually married Brazilian socialite Charlene Shorto in 1983.
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