Nicky Hilton reveals inspiration for her 'magnificent' Valentino wedding dress

Nicky Hilton drew comparisons to the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, when she married in a stunning lace Valentino gown in July, but the socialite says her dress was inspired by another iconic figure – Grace Kelly.

Speaking in an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, Nicky said the actress was an inspiration for her bespoke wedding dress.

"I love Grace Kelly. She can do no wrong," Nicky said.


Nicky Hilton said her wedding dress was inspired by Grace Kelly

The 31-year-old, who tied the knot with banking heir James Rothschild on 10 July, also opened up about the process of designing and creating her stunning wedding dress with the Creative Directors at Valentino.

"I knew in my mind that I really wanted to do something traditional, just classic, and white lace, and beautiful," she explained. "I worked closely with them and they created the most magnificent dress that I've ever worn and ever will wear.

"We had two or three design meetings before I tried anything on," Nicky continued, adding that her parents flew over to London to help her with the arrangements for her big day.


Valentino released a sketch of Nicky's Haute Couture gown

Nicky's $77,000 Valentino Haute Couture gown featured a high neckline, long sleeves and a ten-foot train with a show-stopping lace veil. Fashion house Valentino released details about her stunning gown, designed by Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

"The Valentino Haute Couture wedding gown was composed with three different tones of ivory and silver guipure richly embellished with crystals," a spokesperson revealed.

"The high neck bodice is stitched to a previous balloon skirt ending with a three metre long train. The edge of the long veil is enriched with a precious vintage lace."

Nicky and James got engaged in August 2014 and said "I do" in front of their friends and family at The Orangery at Kensington Palace in July.