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04.16.2014
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LIGHT IT UP: Marc Jacobs might not have had his own office Christmas party but luckily his boyfriend, Lorenzo Martone, did. The strategic planner, who works at boutique ad agency Chandelier Creative for clients like Parfums Givenchy and Old Navy, helped host a blowout complete with a gospel choir singing holiday songs, a shirtless Santa Claus, a fortune teller and cases of Champagne last Thursday. “This isn’t a nightclub, it’s our offices,” said Martone, who had Jacobs in tow. (Guests could be forgiven for getting confused — the SoHo loft space permanently features kooky design elements like a life-size horse statue and neon light sculptures).

Aptly titled the “Recessionista Christmas Extravaganza,” the fete also functioned as a fund-raiser for the New Museum’s upcoming “Younger Than Jesus” show, with 37 artworks auctioned off during the festivities. The highest bid was for Martone’s photograph, “Yes We Can,” taken by the hobbyist on the night of the presidential election. And no, the winner wasn’t Jacobs, though he offered over $2,000 for the piece. The designer was outbid in the final moments.

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