Six years after they first met at Vogue’s Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (naturally), David Lauren proposed to Lauren Bush inside the same museum on Friday evening, surprising her with “a brilliant diamond ring,” before “the happy couple” went arm-in-arm into a hansom carriage, according to the Post. David, 39, Ralph Lauren’s son, is executive vice-president at Polo Ralph Lauren, while “Beautiful Lauren,” 26, granddaughter of President George H.W. Bush, has “helped feed more than 60 million impoverished children through the sale of her Feed Projects line of burlap bags,” according to “Page Six.” The two plan to wed in 2011. Basically, everything sounds absolutely perfect here, except for one thing: Her name will be Lauren Lauren, if she takes her husband’s last name. That said, for a left-leaning New Yorker, the last name “Bush” probably had its own set of problems, and now she can shed the Republican-connoting title forever, if she wants to. In any case: Congrats to these two. Let the media’s wedding frenzy commence.
Lauren & Lauren are mergin’ [Page Six/NYP]