Princess Diana’s Niece Is A Fashionista In Her Own Right

Many brides choose a showstopping gown for their wedding festivities. Kitty Spencer chose five. Princess

Many brides choose a showstopping gown for their wedding festivities. Kitty Spencer chose five.

Princess Diana’s niece reportedly wore five different custom Dolce & Gabbana dresses to celebrate her marriage to 61-year-old South African-British multimillionaire businessman Michael Lewis. The couple tied the knot at the Villa Aldobrandini in the province of Rome on July 24.

Spencer’s main gown was a lacy Victorian-inspired number with long sleeves. Perhaps in a nod to her late aunt, the dress also featured an epic train and long veil.

Dolce & Gabbana designed each dress for the festivities, which took place over three days. Spencer’s other stunning gowns included a baby-blue tulle dress with a cape and cross-stitched flowers for the welcome dinner, and a hand-painted double silk organza piece embellished with florals and crystals, nicknamed the “Garden Dress.”

Video footage from the events also shows a shimmery gold reception number and another white lace gown adorned with flowers.

Spencer is the daughter of Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer, and his first wife, Victoria Aitken.

Born in 1990, she is the eldest of the earl’s seven children, but will not inherit the title or family estates due to the succession of the Earldom of Spencer, which still recognizes firstborn males. Her younger brother Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, is heir apparent.

Viscount Althorp and his wife, Victoria, with their baby daughter, Kitty Eleanor Spencer, who was born on Dec. 28, 1990, at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
The Spencers with their daughters, Kitty and twins Eliza and Amelia, at a horse show in Northamptonshire.

The Spencers with their daughters, Kitty and twins Eliza and Amelia, at a horse show in Northamptonshire.
Earl Spencer with his children at the opening of the Princess Of Wales Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens.

Earl Spencer with his children at the opening of the Princess Of Wales Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens.

Kitty Spencer has a master’s degree in luxury brand management and has worked as a professional model.

In 2018, she became the face of the jewelry brand Bulgari, and in February 2021 she was officially announced as a brand ambassador for Dolce & Gabbana after walking in multiple fashion shows for the luxury fashion house.

Spencer and Lewis announced their engagement in January 2020 after a very private relationship. He works in the fashion industry as well, as chairman of Foschini Group.

Looking back, it’s clear Spencer has undergone quite the style transformation from teen aristocrat to luxury brand ambassador. Below, we’ve rounded up photos of some of her most notable looks over the years.

2007

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Spencer at the 10th Anniversary Memorial Service For Diana, Princess of Wales, at Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks in London on Aug. 31, 2007.

2008

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Spencer at Wimbledon on June 22, 2008.

2009

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Spencer at the Jade Jagger shop opening party on Nov. 25, 2009, in London.

2011

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Spencer at the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on April 29, 2011, in London.

2012

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Spencer at the wedding of Emily McCorquodale and James Hutt at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Mary, Stoke Rochford, on June 9, 2012, in Grantham, England.

2015

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Spencer at The Downton Abbey Ball at The Savoy Hotel in London on April 30, 2015.

2015

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Spencer at The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party on July 2, 2015, in London.

2015

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Spencer at the Vivienne Westwood X The Cambridge Satchel Co. collaboration launch party at One Horse Guards in London on July 7, 2015.

2015

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Spencer on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on Nov. 3, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia.

2016

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Spencer at the Christian Dior Spring Summer 2016 show during Paris Fashion Week on Jan. 25, 2016.

2016

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Spencer at the Red Valentino opening of their London flagship store on Sept. 17, 2016.

2016

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Spencer at a Love Magazine and Marc Jacobs party at Loulou’s in London on Sept. 19, 2016.

2016

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Spencer at the Smythson x Brown’s Hotel festive launch party in London on Dec. 1, 2016.

2017

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Spencer at the Julien Macdonald show during London Fashion Week on Feb. 18, 2017.

2017

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Spencer at The Serpentine Galleries Summer Party on June 28, 2017, in London.

2017

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Spencer at the Walpole British Luxury Awards at The Dorchester in London on Nov. 20, 2017.

2018

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Spencer at the Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2018 fashion show at New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 9, 2018.

2018

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Spencer at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on May 19, 2018.

2018

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Spencer at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on June 19, 2018 in London.

2018

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Spencer at the summer party at the Victoria and Albert Museum on June 20, 2018, in London.

2019

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Spencer at the Bvlgari Wild Pop Gala Dinner at The Roundhouse in London on April 25, 2019.

2019

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Spencer at the Cash & Rocket Gala at Victoria & Albert Museum on June 5, 2019.

2019

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Spencer at Day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019.

2019

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Spencer at The Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on June 25, 2019.

2019

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Spencer at the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019-2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 2, 2019

2019

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Spencer ahead of the opening ceremony and the “La Vérité” screening during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on Aug. 28, 2019.

2019

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Spencer at Fashion For Relief London 2019 at The British Museum in London on Sept. 14, 2019.

2019

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Spencer at the Roland Mouret show at London Fashion Week on Sept. 15, 2019.

2019

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Spancer at the Tod’s fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 on Sept. 20, 2019.

2019

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Spencer at the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 on Sept. 22, 2019.

2020

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Spencer at the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Jan. 20, 2020.

2020

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Spencer at the Alberta Ferretti after-party during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020-2021 at Palazzo Donizetti on Feb. 19, 2020.

2020

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Spencer at Bulgari Barocco on Sept. 14, 2020, in Rome.