Beth Ditto and Kristin Ogata in Maui on their wedding day.
(Courtesy of The Gossip Facebook)
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.”