Friday, July 29, 2011

Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd

After a whirlwind romance of 50 — that’s right, 50 — years, fashion designer Arnold Scaasi and retired publishing executive Parker Ladd are gittin’ hitched. The ceremony will take place in New York — where same-sex marriage becomes legal today — at 5 p.m. Tuesday in front of a judge and two witnesses, Glendina West and Michael Selleck. So what does the fashion designer to the stars wear when the spotlight is on the other foot, so to speak? “I’m wearing a navy blue suit with a pink-and-white striped shirt and a pink tie,” Arnold said. Parker’s wearing white flannel pants and a navy blue blazer. Veddy Palm Beach. So, why now? — other than because they can — we asked. “It’s been 50 years,” Arnold said. “We’ve waited long enough.” - SHANNON DONNELLY, Palm Beach Daily News

Fashionistas, socials and even a convicted media baron came to Le Cirque Tuesday for the wedding of Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, who have been together 50 years. Guests including Martha Stewart, Tory Burch, Mica Ertegun, Alfred and Judy Taubman, Arlene Dahl, Marc Rosen, Iris Love and First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris were given postcards depicting the couple a half-century ago in Capri. But the real eye-turner was Conrad Black, who's due back in federal prison in September to complete his sentence for fraud. Bill Cunningham and Patrick McMullan photographed the cocktail party and a smaller dinner for 20. - PAGE SIX, The NY Post