Beth Ditto Marries Girlfriend in Hawaii, Wears Jean-Paul Gaultier
Beth Ditto, singer of the band Gossip, has announced she married her longtime girlfriend Kristin Ogata in a ceremony in Maui, Hawaii, where is Ogata is from. While same-sex marriages are banned by state law, civil unions on island turf are permitted — and there's no law against putting on a show. The bride (well, at least one of them) wore Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Ditto has a longstanding relationship with the designer – she even modeled in Gaultier’s spring 2011 runway show. The dress – strapless, frilly, and slightly racy at the bust – was a far cry from Gaultier’s Tim Blanks-disapproved fall 2013 couture lineup (which prompted JPG to issue this fiery letter in response). Ditto is also enjoying a fashion moment this month with the 5th anniversary of LOVE, the Katie Grand helmed, Conde Nast-owned biannual out of London. The singer was Grand’s first cover star.
"So much love and appreciation to all of our family and friends who celebrated with us! And a huge thank you to Jean Paul Gaultier for the dream-come-true dress!” wrote the band on its Facebook page. Gaultier himself got in on the action, tweeting, “Congratulations to the newlyweds! All the best for Beth and Kristin! Love, JPG.”