By Dave Karger
Updated August 17, 2011 at 11:11 PM EDT

Fashion designer and Project Runway judge Michael Kors married his longtime partner, Lance LePere, in Southampton, N.Y., on Tuesday, according to Kors, 51, and LePere met in 1990, when the latter joined Kors’ company as an intern. “To marry someone as wonderful and special to me as Lance barefoot on a glorious beach is more than I could have dreamed of,” Kors said to Women’s Wear Daily.