Our coverage of Fashion Week continues with a look at a new designer who had plenty to celebrate this Valentine's Day. NY1's Jessica Abo filed this story.
Israeli designer Idan Cohen is not only making his Fashion Week debut this season, he's also making Fashion Week history by tying the knot under the tents.
“It just makes sense that we're going to get married here on Valentine's Day in New York that we can marry here and in Israel we can't,” Cohen said.
Cohen and Elad Borenstein have been together for three years. The two got a marriage license back in December when they came to set up their fashion show with IMG.
“To have two men be the first ones and have them be from Israel, it's pretty awesome,” said Kelly Cutrone.
Publicist and TV personality Cutrone orchestrated everything from the wedding to the runway.
“We're going to run a rehearsal now, not the wedding rehearsal, we're going to have a fashion show rehearsal, then we're going to load in the photographers, then we're going to have a wedding, break down the wedding, have a fashion show and we're going to do this all within 45 minutes,” said Cutrone.
Flower girls, a ring bearer and singing-duo Lennon and Maisy walked down the aisle before the couple exchanged their vows.
“It was so beautiful, the whole thing. Ever since I was a baby, baby, I have been an activist for this, so I'm so happy to be here,” said singer Lennon Stella.
Our uncle is gay, so it definitely means a lot to us. It's all that matters that they love each other and it's really hard that a lot of people are mean to them,” said Maisy Stella, singer.
“It was beautiful, it was an amazing experience. It was just so great to be here,” said guest Cali Lehr.
And now that Idan and Elad have said I do it's time for the models to take their cue.
Cohen says a woman's body and her power inspired this collection.
“I used tulle, chiffon, satins and they are all beaded by hand,” said Cohen.
And as he leaves Lincoln Center hand in hand with husband he says:
“I think it's going to be a very good story to tell afterwards,” said Cohen.