August 05, 2011 at 03:41 PM EDT

Michael Kors and his long-time boyfriend, Lance LePere, are engaged to be married, reports Women’s Wear Daily. The Project Runway judge and his businessman partner were seen at New York’s City Hall this week and have confirmed that they received their marriage license and are preparing for a private ceremony. Said Kors in a statement, “Lance and I are very excited to finally be able to have the opportunity to marry in our home state after many years together.” The couple met in 1990 when LePere was an intern at Kors’ design house.

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