Lady Kitty Spencer's Dolce and Gabbana lace wedding gown

Lady Kitty Spencer had four ’emotional’ fittings for her Victorian-inspired Dolce & Gabbana lace wedding gown – which took six months to make, designers reveal

  • Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer, 30, married Michael Lewis, 62 
  • She wore Victorian-inspired lace wedding gown from Dolce & Gabbana
  • Designers said royal ‘thought of D&G immediately’ after she received proposal 
  • Dress took six months to make but royal only had four fittings before big day  

Lady Kitty Spencer had four ’emotional’ fittings for her Victorian-inspired Dolce & Gabbana lace wedding gown – which took six months to make, the designers have revealed. 

Princess Diana’s niece, 30, married South Africa-born Michael Lewis, 62, – who is five years older than her father Charles Spencer, in a lavish ceremony in Italy on Saturday.

The bride wore a high-necked Victorian-inspired lace gown by favourite designer D&G for the occasion, which features trendy puff sleeves and a cinched waist. 

The designer of the dress, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, have now revealed how the royal wanted her love of Italy and England to reflect in the gown, telling Tatler: ‘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.

Lady Kitty Spencer’s Dolce & Gabbana lace wedding gown took six months to make and the royal had four ’emotional’ fittings before the big day, the designers have revealed

Princess Diana’s niece, 30, married South Africa-born Michael Lewis, 62, – who is five years older than her father Charles Spencer, in a lavish ceremony in Italy on Saturday

‘But she is also a girl who is very attached to her origins, to England; to her heritage of the great Victorian era.’

The designers said Lady Kitty, who is a global ambassador for the brand, ‘thought of D&G immediately’ after she received the proposal from Michael. 

Lady Kitty, daughter of Earl Spencer and his first wife Victoria Lockwood, dazzled in a series of gowns all made for her by fashion house, while the Italian duo also dressed many of her glamorous attendees.

The night before the wedding, Kitty wore a baby-blue tulle gown and cape embroidered with cross-stitched flowers also made for her by Dolce & Gabbana.

The night before the wedding, Kitty wore a baby-blue tulle gown and cape embroidered with cross-stitched flowers also made for her by Dolce & Gabbana

A video clip shared to the Dolce & Gabbana Instagram page showed one of the ’emotional’ fittings for the royal 

Meanwhile her evening gown was hand-painted silk with flowers and crystals. 

A video shared on the D&G Instagram page showed the royal being dressed in the gowns during a fitting, as well as the brand’s original sketches for one of the dresses.

Kitty was escorted at the ceremony, held in the gardens of the Villa Aldobrandini – a stunning mansion in Frascati, near Rome – by her brother Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and half brother Samuel Aitken, whose father is businessman Jonathan Aitken. 

However there was also no sign at the festivities, which spanned several days, of her father, nor Kitty’s cousins Princes William or Harry, whose weddings in 2011 and 2018 she attended.

A video shared on the D&G Instagram page showed the royal being dressed in the gowns during a fitting, as well as the brand’s original sketches for one of the dresses

In one clip from the short video, Lady Kitty’s lace puff sleeves were attached to the bodice of her gown 

Also understood to have been present were the groom’s three grown-up children from his marriage to ex-wife Leola.

Several guests, including Viscountess Weymouth, socialite and DJ Marjorie Gubelmann and fashion designer Jade Holland Cooper wore the designers’ dresses.

Before the ceremony, Viscountess Weymouth and Ms Gubelmann posted on Instagram that their outfits were made by the Italian duo, while Ms Holland Cooper flaunted a small D & G handbag on the social media site.

Afterwards, Lady Kitty and Mr Lewis treated guests to a feast and dancing before an incredible fireworks display lit up the Italian sky.  

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