Michael Charles, interior designer, and Michael Margolin, semi-retired/adjunct professor
Michael Margolin: We’re ushers at Saint Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue, and the ushers all wear seersucker during the summer months. We ushered at a church service at this morning and then we came down to City Hall.
Did you put a lot of thought into your ties and boutineers?
All spur of the moment. We decided to throw our names in the lottery and got the call on Thursday, so we had to put this together quickly.
What made you put your name in the lottery?
We thought maybe we’d wait until September or October to see if the church would do us. But then we said, “Let’s just do it, let’s be history.”