Lena Dunham wore three custom Christopher Kane gowns at her wedding to Luis Felber

The couple wed at a private members club in London on Saturday

Joanna Whitehead
Thursday 30 September 2021 10:44
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<p>Lena Dunham and partner Luis Felber in August 2021</p>

Lena Dunham and partner Luis Felber in August 2021

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Lena Dunham wore three custom Christopher Kane gowns and low Miu Miu heels during her recent wedding to Peruvian-British musician Luis Felber.

The actor, writer and filmmaker tied the knot with her partner at London’s Union Club on Saturday, a members-only club in Soho, where her bridesmaids included Taylor Swift, 13 Reasons Why actor Tommy Dorfman and Industry actor Myha’la Herrold.

In an interview with Vogue, the Girls star revealed she drew inspiration from Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s wedding, Patti Boyd’s wedding to George Harrison, and Sharon Tate: “She had the best wedding dress in history”, she said.

Tate wore a babydoll mini dress with puffed sleeves and a high neck to her wedding to now disgraced director Roman Polanski in London in 1968.

Dunham’s first wedding dress was a short gown which paid homage to Tate’s and which Kane said made the 35-year-old look like she was at her first Communion or a Madame Alexander doll, “both of which I also liked”.

The second dress was a long, satin cream gown with a high neck, split sleeves and a jewel details that the bride described as “both opulent and very weird”.

And her final dress was an elaborate portrait of the bride and groom painted by Kane that was “stuck to the front of this beautiful A-line white silk dress”. Dunham added that it was “great for dancing” and like “a giant, chic tent”.

Each outfit had a headpiece, including a veil, a crown and a headband.

Both bride and groom exchanged multicoloured sapphire rings designed by Carolyn A’Hearn.

Dunham’s mother gave her daughter an amulet belonging to her great-grandmother that was “once part of a pair of earrings that my mother wore when she was in art school in Rome”, while her engagement ring is an Incan Peruvian ring from the early 1700s that belonged to Felber’s grandmother.

The Tiny Furniture director’s eight bridesmaids wore The Vampire’s Wife gowns to get ready, before changing into silver slip dresses by Christopher Kane accompanied by pearl purses by Susan Alexandra.

The groom wore a custom blue suede suit designed by Emily Bode.

Around 60 people attended the ceremony to watch the couple exchange vows they wrote themselves, which was officiated by Dr Harrie Cedar, a queer woman who incorporated traditional Jewish elements such as the the bride and groom circling each other three times, drinking from the same wine glass and breaking a glass to mark the end of the ceremony (both Dunham’s mother and Felber’s father are Jewish).

While positive Covid-19 infections and travel restrictions meant some people were unable to attend in person, the ceremony was broadcast to absent friends and family in New York, Los Angeles and Peru over Zoom.

Dunham added: “Whenever I’ve had a friend who’s had a wedding and has been like, ‘I want to relive this day for the rest of my life’, I always felt like, ‘Well, don’t you have anything else going on?’ And now I’m like, ‘I want to relive this day for the rest of my life!’”.

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