By now, everyone on the planet knows that billionaire Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, tied the knot with his college girlfriend, Priscilla Chan in a surprise wedding ceremony this week.
What everyone should also know is that Priscilla wore a gorgeous gown by our wonderful friend, Claire Pettibone. And that too was a surprise…to Claire and her husband Guy Toley! You can read the full interview from Good Morning America by clicking here, but the bottom line is that Claire and Guy found out about it like the rest of us…in the media ….”Hey, honey, look at this picture…isn’t Mark Zuckerberg’s bride wearing your gown??”. And there she was, in newspapers, on TV, on the cover of People Magazine looking absolutely lovely in Claire’s design. Which, for those of us who toil in the fashion industry, is akin to finding the man from Publisher’s Clearing House on your front steps holding a billboard sized check with your name on it! The feeling is just over the top. Not because of the financial rewards that will undoubtedly follow…but because the opportunity to be truly recognized for what we do as designers is so rare. And when it happens, it is just so AWESOME! So we really want to congratulate Claire and Guy. We can’t think of anyone who deserves this moment more than they do!