Late Princess Diana’s 30-year-old niece Lady Kitty Spencer married multi-millionaire Michael Lewis, 62, over the weekend in a lavish, private ceremony held in Rome, Italy. The bride didn’t stop at one gown, but instead wore five custom Dolce & Gabbana dresses throughout the festivities.
Kitty Spencer is in fact, a model and global ambassador for the luxury brand. She is daughter of the late princess’s younger brother, Charles, Earl Spencer, making her a first cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry. However, the Royal brothers were not among the guests at her wedding ceremony.
Kitty Spencer and the tale of five wedding dresses
Her wedding was a fairytale event and netizens can’t seem to stop talking about her couture. For the wedding ceremony, the bride donned a Victorian-inspired gown with dramatic peaked-shoulders, lace turtleneck, and long sleeves. While speaking with Tatler, designer Domenico Dolce told that Spencer wanted her main dress to be “fairly traditional” yet “timeless.”
Stefano Gabbana added that while she was inspired by her love of Italy, 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.”
So for the other four dresses, the bride opted for various flower-strewn couture gowns and accessories.
While she may be very attached to her ‘origins’ and ‘heritage’, one thing was surprisingly absent: a tiara. Kitty Spencer chose to forego the traditional royal headwear, even though the Spencer Tiara was worn by both her mother, Victoria Lockwood, and her late aunt on their respective wedding days. The last royal to sport the Spencer Tiara down the aisle was another of Diana’s nieces, Lady Celia McCorquodale, in 2018.
Here are a few glimpses into the extravagant wardrobe designed by Dolce & Gabbana