Jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer is certain of one thing: that her longtime friend Kate Hudson is a fashion icon. But apparently their old high school administrators do not agree. According to Meyer, one of Hudson’s fashion-forward looks got her sent home when they were teens.
“I remember Kate one day walking down the alley [near school] and she’s in this little dress,” Meyer said while presenting Hudson with the award for Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2019 Fashion Los Angeles Awards. “All we wanted to do at that time was dress like Courtney Love. We thought we were all in Hole. Kate sort of started that era at school. She was wearing this tiny little slip dress that was completely see-through… and I’m like ‘What’s happening?’ And she says, ‘I was just suspended and asked to go home.’ I’m like, ‘What happened?’ She’s like, ‘My dress is too short and see-through. How rude is that?'”
Of course, Hudson’s style legacy goes beyond the grunge era. “Kate was always ahead of her time,” Meyer continued, telling the crowd that she always thought Hudson’s breakout role as Penny Lane in Almost Famous was totally representative of her real-life style. “Then all of a sudden Coachella happened. Kate sort of paved the way. I still give you credit for all the Coachella dressing. That is for sure.”
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