Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita's Tie the Knot bow ties are not the first product to emerge from the intersection of fashion and the marriage movement. Here's a brief timeline of other recent occasions when the fashion industry showed its support for gay rights:
The Marc Jacobs flagship store in
A billboard for Kenneth Cole goes up on New York's West Side Highway reading: "Gay people getting married? (Next they'll be allowed to vote and pay taxes.)"
HRC Americans for Marriage Equality buttons are distributed at New York Fashion Week events, including in gift bags at the
A page of the
Target stores begin carrying same-sex-marriage-themed greeting cards bearing messages including "Mr. and Mr." and "Women. Love." This month, Target also runs an ad for its wedding registry service, featuring two grooms.
Perfume maker Bond No. 9. releases I Love New York for Marriage Equality, a unisex fragrance in support of the pro-same-sex-marriage I Love New York organization. The perfume features a scent inspired by wedding bouquets.
Fashion designer and "Project Runway" star Tim Gunn hosts the HRC Chefs for Equality fundraiser in
Washington state's Referendum 74 passes, legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington. The ballot measure was publicly supported by Nike,