We’ve binged on enough episodes of E! True Hollywood Story to learn two sacred truths: ‘Till death do us part has carries very little weight, and the ‘money is no object’ lifestyle can only last for so long. With that said, it’s refreshing to learn that Kate Hudson, who is not just a certified A-lister but a style star in her own right, doesn’t think that a new repertoire of designer clothes each season is affordable. She made this revelation to Harper’s BAZAAR, a publication synonymous with over-the-top luxury fashion, and for whom she is the December/January cover star.
“People think we own all these dresses,” she explained, “but we borrow them! I can’t afford to buy that stuff. There are certain things I splurge on, but it’s very rare, especially when you have two kids and school tuition. I’m not a big high-end fashion shopper. I wish I could but the truth is things are just so expensive. Before Isabel Marant was a million dollars and famous, I used to go to her store in Paris and go crazy, it was so affordable.”
We won’t be shocked if her claims are met you with more eye rolls and skepticism than praise, and perhaps we’re blinded by our admiration for a quasi Penny Lane, but we’re much more keen to celebrities who acknowledge that the average woman picking up BAZAAR at the newsstand isn’t replenishing a designer wardrobe each season.
As for where her economic approach to shopping came from, Hudson credits her mother Goldie Hawn.
“My mom wasn’t a big shopper for us,” said Hudson. “I think they wanted to instill that in us even though we grew up in a really privileged and lucky lifestyle.”
It should also be known that we don’t think it’s hypocritical for Hudson to say these things while participating in a BAZAAR cover story, in which she is bedecked in hundred of thousands worth of couture, because fashion magazines are supposed to be aspirational. If it’s common knowledge that the clothes on the cover and in the editorials are loan outs, is it so wrong to showcase them?
As for said aspirational fashion, let us not overlook the fact that BAZAAR has churned out yet another successful cover duo. Tapping into our new found appreciation for wintertime pastels and the color pink, Hudson wears a blushing Lanvin bustier dress backed by a bubblegum background. In the subscriber’s edition, she gives full-on holiday glamor in an embellished purple and red Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci dress. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Your move, Anna Wintour.