Lady Kitty Spencer stuns in Dolce & Gabbana wedding dress, skips Princess Diana's diamond tiara
Princes Diana's fashionista niece Lady Kitty Spencer stunned in an array of breathtaking dresses and gowns as she wed retail billionaire Michael Lewis at a 17th-century Italian castle on Saturday, July 24. However, nothing was more stunning than her wedding dress, which looked straight out of some fairytale.
All of the dresses worn by the 30-year-old daughter of Earl Spencer and his first wife Victoria Lockwood were designed by fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, for whom she is a brand ambassador. The intricate floral lace design was inspired by her own mother's wedding dress and featured a high neck, long sleeves and puffed shoulders. Perhaps the only thing missing was the dazzling diamond tiara donned by her mother when she got married in 1989, originally made famous by Diana when she married Prince Charles in 1981.
Lady Kitty's 'dream dress'
Although Kitty did not post any pictures of her wedding dress on her Instagram page, which is typically littered with pictures of her modeling career, Dolce & Gabbana did post pictures of multiple dresses worn by the ambassador as well as a video compilation of how it took multiple assistants to help Kitty put on the elaborate dresses on her wedding day. "For this unique event, #DolceGabbana created a number of exclusive hand-made gowns, each celebrating the beauty of the bride, the passion for #AltaModa and the absolute joy of the occasion," part of the caption read.
Domenico Dolce later told Daily Mail that Kitty's brief for the big day was very clear. "She told us she had thought of us immediately, and we were very happy with that!" The designing power house's Alta Moda division spent around six months creating Kitty's wedding dress, made at their embroidery factory and Milan atelier. Apparently, they only had four fittings to get it right. "They've been beautiful and emotional moments," said Dolce. "One of the inspirations is definitely her love for Italy. Kitty is in love with our beautiful country and its rich history, art and culture. It was all very natural and authentic. Lady Kitty Spencer described to us her dream dress, and we have tried to interpret her wishes."
Stefano Gabbana added: "But she is also a girl who is very attached to her origins, to England; to her heritage of the great Victorian era. And like all the English people, she has a great passion for all kinds of flowers. For the main dress, she wanted to keep a fairly traditional, clean-cut, but at the same time she desired to have a timeless allure."
'I just look forward to a really happy home life'
Kitty also wore a baby-blue tulle gown the night before the wedding, with the cape embroidered with cross-stitched flowers also made by Dolce & Gabbana. After the main ceremony, for the wedding dinner, she chose a double organza hand-painted silk gown embellished with flowers and crystals. Kitty also made a third change on her big day, which was a cocktail dress embroidered with silver and gold beads.
On July 25, as the festivities continued, Kitty was seen wearing a mikado silk dress with cutwork inserts, embellished with sequins, applique flowers and double Duchesse ribbons. As for her 62-year-old husband, he wore a white suit with a black bow tie for the wedding.
Kitty told Town & Country magazine earlier this year: "I just look forward to a really happy home life; a happy marriage and happy children." She had been discreetly dating Lewis, who is five years older than her father, since 2018 and had been preparing to marry him since before the pandemic. He had proposed with a $400,000 diamond ring just before Christmas 2019.