Sean Parker Slams 'Medieval' Wedding Reports
Meanwhile, the tech billionaire has recruited Oscar-winning costume designer Ngila Dickson to create the wardrobe for his impending nuptials to Alexandra Lenas.
Getting married isn't cool. You know what's cool? Getting married in Game of Thrones costumes.
Sean Parker, the hedonistic tech billionaire channeled by Justin Timberlake in The Social Network, is denying reports that his upcoming wedding to Alexandra Lenas will have a medieval theme. Earlier this week, Page Six reported that Parker and Lenas, who will tie the knot in Big Sur, Calif., on June 1, plan to outfit their guests in custom attire for a costume party.
"It’s not yet fully decided what the costumes will be like, the theme is supposed to fit in with the environment and the natural beauty of the area. But, yes, there is a chance the wedding could end up looking like an episode of Game of Thrones," a source told the gossip column.
The Spotify investor and former Facebook president responded Monday on -- where else? -- social media.
"Sorry to disappoint those of you who were looking forward to dressing up in medieval garb, but the wardrobe designs we've made for our guests are essentially modern," he said in a Facebook update. "This is NOT a theme wedding and there will be nothing 'medieval' about it. Academy award winning costume designer Ngila Dickson created a series of outfits for everyone that are based on modern suits and dresses with some elements of victorian flair and whimsy; however they are not at all 'medieval.'"
Echoing that sentiment on Twitter, he wrote: "Just because we don't trust our guests to dress themselves properly doesn't mean we want them to look like #GoT characters."
Along with Richard Taylor, Dickson won an Academy Award for Costume Design for 2004's Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, and she's also been nominated for The Last Samurai (2004) and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002).
Dickson could not be reached for comment.
Parker proposed to Lenas, a singer, in February 2011; the pair welcomed a daughter, Winter Victoria Parker, on Jan. 6.