Kate Hudson on designer clothes: ‘I can’t afford to buy that stuff, it’s so expensive’

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Kate Hudson covers the December/January issue of Harper’s Bazaar (US). Some days… I feel like the only person who actually likes and appreciates Kate Hudson. I’m not saying Kate is, like, Meryl Streep or anything, but I think Kate is good at what she does (rom-coms, mostly) and as I always say, I like her personality. She’s a sunny optimist without ever being cloying. She never wallows in self-pity. She never bitches out her critics. She just does her own thing and she’s happy. It’s surprisingly refreshing. Anyway, you can read Kate’s Bazaar interview here, and here are some highlights:

Her work ethic: “I do have the work ethic, of when you show up to something, you do it.”

She loves to exercise: “It really is a vital part of my day in terms of energy. And I mean just by putting a sports bra on.” She starts to laugh. “Then maybe you’ll do something! Even if it’s a few squats in the backyard and back to the couch.” She doesn’t have a strict routine—sometimes SoulCycle, dance, hot yoga. “I wish I was more structured than I am. I could probably be better at that in life.”

She loves fashion: “Balmain too. That stuff is good.” She wore a beaded denim Balmain minidress to this past summer’s premiere of Clear History. “It was a bit intimidating,” she recalls. “The workmanship is amazing. It brought me back to being a little girl looking at anything sparkly.” Her favorite red-carpet look this year is the black-and-gold Alexander McQueen dress she wore to the Golden Globes, “and a red Stella McCartney and a red Prabal Gurung. I haven’t really done Valentino yet,” she adds, “but I want to.”

But she doesn’t own all of the fancy dresses she wears: “People think we own all these dresses, 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.”

Raising kids in Hollywood: “My mom wasn’t a big shopper for us. I think they wanted to instill that in us even though we grew up in a really privileged and lucky lifestyle.” As for Ryder, all he wants is a cell phone. “I see his friends texting people, and I just can’t do it,” Hudson says. “The first device I got was a pager!” She bursts out laughing. “I was 13, and it was hot pink.”

Branding Kate Hudson: “I really think that if I’m going to put my effort into something, I want to reach a larger amount of women, where they can afford the things I’m selling. Especially with the economy, it doesn’t make sense to me anymore.”

Authentic girls: “I like people who are true to themselves: Rooney Mara, I always look forward to seeing; I like her style. Carey Mulligan always wears interesting things, Kerry Washington …” Ask her about pop stars and the undressing thereof, and she replies, “Eh, I don’t care. I like little clothes actually.” Even though Hudson’s a mother, she still likes to rock it. “No clothes?” She laughs. “I like that too.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

I never thought that Kate Hudson (or any celebrity/Fashion Girl) actually owned the dresses and gowns they wear on the red carpet, but it’s a leap to go from “we borrow the designer stuff for special events” to “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.” Kate has been doing more independent films lately, for sure, but she still gets hired for studio films where I’m sure she’s still making seven-figures easily. Plus endorsement deals! Celebrity Net Worth has her at $38 million. Is she really crying poverty? Or is she just saying that she doesn’t WANT to afford all of the designer clothes?

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Photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar.

 

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  1. bns says:

    I like Kate Hudson, but why is she still getting magazine covers?

    • Dani2 says:

      I like her too but that was my first thought, is she promoting anything?

    • YoungHeartOldSoulNewView says:

      I also like her, a lot actually, but I’ll never understand why magazines recycle the same 3 or 4 celebrities for covers every year. People like Kate Hudson, Jennifer Anniston especially, even Lauren freakin’ Conrad seem to be every fashion magazine’s “safety” when they have no other options, even when these celebs have nothing to promote, and even though they have PUH-LENTY of other options. Like, THOUSANDS. That I guarantee would sell well!

    • t says:

      Isn’t she the face of Ann Taylor? So she always has Ann Taylor to promote and I am starting to wonder if the companies that use these celebrities to promote their stuff pay the magazines to put them on their covers. The cover is prime ad space. It’s a giant ad for their product staring at you from the checkout lane at the grocery store….like a mini billboard.

      It’s just a theory and I could be wrong, but it might explain why Kate Hudson, Lauren Conrad, etc continue to get covers.

    • Meaghan says:

      Why are the Kardashians getting covers?

      I don’t care if she is promoting anything, she is adorable, always gives a good interview and I love her!

  2. Andrea says:

    She looks great but I don’t get what she’s promoting. Does she have a movie coming out I’m not aware of?

  3. Frida_K says:

    Giving her the benefit of the doubt…maybe she’s smart enough to realize that dropping 10, 20, or 30k on a dress she can only wear once is just not something she can afford if she wants to live her life at a level that she prefers? In the sense that once she starts buying 5 figure one-offs, it’s a downward slope and the next she knows, she’s like one of those athletes who pissed away millions?

    At least it’s better than Goop, who probably doesn’t even think about peasanty things like price tags.

    • MCraw says:

      That was what I got out of it. Shopping daily at elite boutiques is such a drain of resources if you’re not refilling your well at a faster rate than spending it. Smart. I’m glad she shared that.

      I like Kate. Beautiful fotos.

    • doofus says:

      that’s what I took from it too.

      she’s smart; she knows that she’s not going to be making the money she is now forever, so she doesn’t spend like she will.

      this made me like her a little bit more.

    • mollie says:

      Me too. I like her more after that statement. She sounds smart about her money.

    • lunchcoma says:

      That’s how I read it as well. Combine those high prices with the expectation that celebrities will never be seen in public wearing the same thing twice, and that’s hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on clothing a year.

      Can she afford that? Yeah. Would it be prudent of her? I don’t think so. She presumably wants all the other trappings of wealth as well, and she’s only going to be less marketable as an actress as she gets older. I don’t necessarily think that Hudson is the sharpest tool in the box, but she’s from a Hollywood family and I’m guessing they’ve given her some good advice about how to still be rich and happy when she’s in her 60s.

    • I Choose Me says:

      That’s what I took away from her statement too. You keep spending like there’s tomorrow then tomorrow comes and you’re broke. Movie offers with big paychecks will eventually stop coming in, investments might fail etc., She’s smart to realise that.

    • pretty kitty says:

      she’s throwing shade at goopy b/c she’s stealing her man chris martin and setting herself up to be the anti – goop in interviews now. lots of gossip sites have hinted kate and martin are getting it on.

    • ctkat1 says:

      What I thought she was saying- as we see from Goop, a person can easily drop a million on a new designer yearly wardrobe (her Spring wardrobe essentials were $500k). Kate Hudson might have a net worth of $38 million (though I bet less- if that’s what she’s earned from acting, that doesn’t account for agent/manager/lawyer/accountant fees and taxes), but she won’t for long if she drops that kind of money on designer clothes.

  4. Sandy says:

    She may be worth 38 mil but I’m sure she has to pay people like a publicist, manager, stylist, etc. Then income tax, property tax and kids are expensive, so I believe her. If she had Salma Hayek money/connections then I’d call bullshit but designer goods are sooo overpriced, I doubt being worth less than 100 mil allows one to just buy without looking at price tags. But then again, I’m broke so what do I know?

    • lucy2 says:

      I doubt she’s even worth that much. Her last big movie role was years ago.

      • lunchcoma says:

        Some of that may be money from family. But that’s money that’s already been earned as well.

        Realistically speaking, Hudson is an average caliber actress in her mid-30s who mostly does romcoms, so it’s likely that her work opportunities will taper off over the next decade or so. She’s smart to be careful with the money she has.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      Not to mention that maintaining her lifestyle is very expensive. We can’t really calculate her worth and expenses according to our lifestyle – if she was worth 38 mil and lived in the conditions we “ordinary” people do – in a flat or a little house in an affordable neighborhood, had one vacation a year (if that), drove a ten-yeard old car and cooked for herself evey day, those 38 mil would be enough not only to buy expensive designer clothes but even to tape her walls with 100$ bills but she spends a fortune just to maintain her enormous villa and people who work for her, to pay all the bills, buy the plane tickets (and she travels a lot – for work, vacations or to visit her fiance and his band), live in fancy hotels, eat in expensive restaurants etc.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      Her partner Matt is worth about $12-15 mil and is really smart about his money too

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree.
      And I think people would be surprised that “name” female actors do NOT make 7 figures regularly. I have seen many making around $300k for lead roles in smaller films.

  5. Mary says:

    Ugh…I can’t with her. And look at her body. You don’t get that from randomly doing a few squats in the back yard.

    • Dubois says:

      I can’t with her either. She’s just so fake to me. She tries so hard to seem normal but you know she’s as high maintenace as the rest of them. Tuition does not put a dent in her pocket book – nor will it ever. She is rich and so are her 2 baby daddies.

      • emmie_a says:

        She seems totally fake to me too, but I still find myself liking her. I guess she pulls off the performance better than others. Then I think of Anne Hathaway and her fake-ness and I absolutely hate her.

        And Kate just seems to get better looking as she ages. Whatever she’s doing (and I’m sure her maintenance isn’t just a few squats and drugstore moisturizer) is working.

      • Snail says:

        Agreed……FAKE. Also, I think she uses the ‘kill them with kindness’ thing a lot. Like someone else said on here, she has a VERY good PR team lately.

      • DIANE says:

        Who is she kidding? She’s Hollywood royalty and super-rich thanks to Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. I wanna see her wear a dress from Target at the next red carpet event. I have a feeling she’s been watching goop closely and sees there’s money to be made dictating style and diet to the unwashed masses. After all, what else has she got going for her other than full-time shilling? Unfortunately, she didn’t inherit her mother’s acting talent and she’s a mess without a ton of makeup.

      • lisa says:

        yeah, i have to disagree with the article when it says she isnt cloying

      • LP says:

        DIANE, you hit the nail right on the head! Everything you said was EXACTLY ‘it’ about Kate Hudson. You did not obviously ‘drink the kool-aid’ about this girl.
        KH is not ‘all that’, by far, and she keeps shoving herself in everyone’s face. Urgh…..I’m sorry, I don’t feel goodwill toward her or her agenda AT ALL.
        And yes, lisa, I agree, she is TOTALLY cloying! How she could appeal to someone like Matt from Muse is beyond my understanding as well.

  6. Hannah says:

    To be fair, I don’t remember seeing her wearing super-expensive things in normal life, when she’s out and about with her kids. She probably does, but she’s not someone who comes to mind when you think of people who always wear ridiculously costly cloths (like, say Beyonce or the Kar’dashs).

  7. GiGi says:

    Her body is amazing. But since she’s had kids she always wears things with that little strip in the middle of her stomach and in candids you can see that she has loose skin/stretch marks – just like a lot of us who’ve had kids. I kind of appreciate that she isn’t just letting them ‘shop it out, but I wish more public moms would talk about post baby bodies in a positive way, rather than just being all, “Oh, I barely work out! And I look fabulous!”

  8. Merritt says:

    If celebrities want to maintain their fortune, then they have to be careful with their money. I get what Hudson is saying. Look at all the athletes and celebrities who have gone broke, many of them losing $100 Million or more die to poor money management. The life is expensive so much money goes to agents, other staff, etc. Many celebrities don’t have as much money as some people think.

  9. Rhiley says:

    Perhaps she is throwing a little shade at Goopy, especially the part about marketing products that are affordable for women who are not in the 1%.

  10. Montréalise says:

    I find it a bit annoying when stars pull the “I’m just like you!” routine. As in, I can’t afford designer clothes (even though I’m worth $ 38 million) and, I don’t have an exercise routine (even though my body is in better shape than 99.999 % of the female population).

    • Snail says:

      Yep, it’s annoying because she is LYING. She works out a lot, and she has a lot of money. She should stop trying to deny these things and stop trying to appeal to the rest of us. It just backfires and ends up feeling like she is instead rubbing her privilege in our faces.

  11. MrsBPitt says:

    I thought I read somewhere that Goldie Hawn was pretty frugal…which is not a bad thing. Maybe Kate, learned that from her mom! And, God, I wish I had her body! I think Kate and Jessica Alba (two moms, by the way) have two of the best figures in the biz!

  12. j.eyre says:

    I like how much she loves the clothes. I am a bit that way too. I can almost get as impassioned by clothing as I do art. A well constructed piece is an amazing thing to try on (I certainly cannot afford it)

  13. Violeta says:

    *gasp* GOOP is NOT going to be happy!

    Kate Hudson has probably the best PR team around her…because landing all those covers, probably more than her acting resume. The hustle game is on point.

  14. dcypher1 says:

    She seems like a real down to earth hippie chick and a good mom. At least she’s honest and saying just cus u have money doesn’t mean u can’t be frugal. I’ve always liked her since almost famous. She seems like she’s not a typical Hollywood chick.

  15. Tiffany says:

    Nope. She is literially trying to be the Anti Goop. She has that workout line and she wants it to be together. Someone in her camp told her to be relatable and show she is like all the other mothers and women out there. I am surprised that she did not hock her line while saying that.

    • Snail says:

      EXACTLY! This is all ‘spin’ language. She is trying to appeal to the masses to sell her new ‘affordable’ workout clothing line. It’s PR. ……and for me, it’s not working. I find it condescending. I envision her hand reaching down from her high pedestal to us ‘poor’ folks, with a fake smirk of ‘compassion’ on her face. Ugh…..can’t STAND her!

  16. glaugh says:

    She was in no way crying poverty, she was stating (IMO) that she has better things to spend her money on than designer gowns that she will only wear once – she has bills too! You can burn through money (even tens of millions) pretty quickly if you spend frivolously, and like someone above me said, it’s not like she’s been getting tons of acting jobs lately.

  17. Lemondrop says:

    “Afford” is such a relative term, though. I read that statement not as “they’d cut up my card at the register” but that it would take money away from other things that make her happier: her kids’ tuition, the freedom to be choosy about work and NOT take projects she doesn’t want, long-term financial security, charity, etc. There’s an energy/opportunity cost for everything, no matter HOW high your Amex Black limit is; you have to figure out what makes you happy in life and spend accordingly. Good for her if she’s figured that out.

  18. Nicolette says:

    For someone who doesn’t have anything major coming out to promote, she’s everywhere lately. But she looks amazing, and I’ve been loving what she’s been wearing.

  19. serena says:

    “things are just so expensive” oh please, go to hell Kate.

  20. Sheila says:

    To me KH is like the extra-vanilla version of her Mom. Cute but not as cute as Goldie, not as talented as Goldie and not as interesting and unique as Goldie was. It’s like she’s hanging on to her Mom’s name and the romcoms, so don’t blame her for not spending money on fancy stuff, her career earning potential is likely to decrease not increase. She’s in her 30s now, with the younger actresses nipping at her romcom heals and KH has yet to prove herself and get a WOW role in any film. And yes she was good in Almost Famous, but think she was playing her hippy self or someone in her hippy-rock circle, not a big stretch. So YES saving your money Kate!!!!

    • mayamae says:

      I originally liked Kate because she is so much like Goldie. She has gotten on my nerves at times because she can come off as vapid, but Goldie was pretty stereotyped into that image until (if my memory serves) she produced Private Benjamin and took charge of her career. Kate has a good role model, so there’s hope.

  21. Happyhat says:

    I’m totally in on this. $5000 for a dress you wear once is stoopid – especially as, in my eyes, most high-end fashion is fugly as hell. And defo, maintaining her lifestyle is probably expensive enough as it is.

    I always remember a friend of mine’s parents lived in quite a nice house that was probably worth just over half a million pounds. He said it costs his parents a minimum of £60,000 a year to maintain.

    There’s a reason why they say in screenwriting books, don’t buy that massive house in Beverly Hills if you manage to sell your first script. You really need to be earning a LOT before you can do that, and have a lot of money saved up too. You may be able to afford it, and to buy it out right. You may even be able to afford the fancy car too. But, what have you got lined up for the future? Do you have enough money to be unemployed for several years, and still afford to maintain your massive house and your fancy car?

    I always find it mildly amusing when you see TV shows with former pop stars and one-hit-wonders. They buy the massive house as soon as. Then, their career vanishes, and they can’t afford anything. They’re just a has-been with a huge unpaid tax bill and a massive house they can’t afford to keep.

    Sorry for the massive rant – Hollywood financial stability is something I like to ponder late at night, in the hopes that if I ever find myself in that situation I can make good decisions with my money! (Get the big contract, live in a sensibly-priced house and save as much as I can!)

  22. eliza says:

    I don’t think she is crying poverty. She is simply making sense. Maybe it’s ok for the Kardashian trash to brag endlessly about buying 20 Birkin’s at a time but I respect someone who says they can’t afford to waste money like that.

    I LOVE nice things BUT while I may have treated myself to a few pairs of designer shoes and bags, and some timeless designer clothers, my day to day wardrobe consists of things from Kohl’s, The Gap or Target. I am not too proud to admit to a few Walmart maxi dresses that got more compliments than a $500 one I stupidly splurged on from Saks.

  23. CaseyB says:

    I like what she ways and hopefully it’s true. But we know Kate spend loads of money with other things but at the same time she keep herself under the budget she has for her goals and she is sensitive and economically safe. Which are characteristics difficult to find in adults raised in wealth.

    Another female celebrity who clearly doesn’t spend too much with clothes and other things that are not important to her is Gisele Bundchen. We know she has a huge mansion and other properties, I think these properties and what is inside of each one are the most expensive things she has in her life. Apparently she is very careful and safe with money. Gisele grow up in a lower middle class family with five sisters, she must have learned something from her parents.

  24. Allison says:

    Well, regardless of her work of late, she can’t be hurting for money because Matt Bellamy. Muse. One of the biggest bands in the world. They are doing fine. I can see her not wanting to spend like a Kardashian on a bunch of high end clothes that aren’t practical for everyday wear. Maybe she’s like some of us and loves the thrill of a good, cheap designer find!

  25. nicegirl says:

    What a pretty, happy girl! EXACTLY what you would ‘expect’ from Goldie Hawn’s daughter, right?

    I feel like I ALMOST have as much love for her as I do for Goldie!

    Just like Martina McBride says, “The sweetest thing that you’ll ever see in the whole wide world is a HAPPY GIRL.” It makes us happy to see happy.

  26. mar says:

    she really is so likeable. I kind of was over her for a while, but now I think Im into her again!

  27. Renee says:

    I’m sorry but boo hoo with the “I can’t afford these dresses” crap. She did NOT say buying these dresses is a waste of money because that would piss off these designers and bye bye magazine covers. I just hate those “stars are just like us” BSers. She’s saying all this because of her ties with Ann Taylor, whose clothing is more affordable than the high end stuff.

  28. Jayna says:

    I love her and I have always enjoyed her on screen. I like her attitude towards clothes. Watching Atlanta Real Housewives and Orange County Real Housewives is exhausting with their name dropping labels right and left. The pretension is exhausting.

    Goldie once said she felt she was blessed to have a naturally joyful personality and I think her daughter is so much like her that way. It’s far better than all the whiny, negative or self-important stars out there.

  29. Theresa says:

    I like her, I like her as an actress, I like her carefree spirit and easy-going attitude. She is adorable. And she bagged Matthew Bellamy. I LOVE MUSE! She gets to listen to him sing, play music, see him create. Lucky girl!

  30. lylaooo says:

    i really like Kate.. i enjoy her movies.. she seems happy all the time, and has this cool vibe that its easy for me to spend two hours watching her.. so i wish she could have a tv show so i can see her more often.

  31. GIRLFACE says:

    She’s adorable but I don’t know why we’re still seeing so much of her either? That red dress is serious muppet territory. And I have rented from Rent the Runway on a couple of occasions… let me just tell you… the reason why they send you three back-up outfits is because unless you’re 5’11″ with a personal trainer and the flyest pair of high heels on the planet earth, designer gowns are a total crap shoot for the “rest of us”. She can afford a lifestyle 99% of the US can’t but I still think it’s reasonable for her to say she doesn’t own the gowns. It doesn’t make her sound any more down to earth, relevant or approachable, but I think she can say that.

  32. KellyinSeattle says:

    I just love her…love her smile.

  33. Snail says:

    I’m not giving her the benefit of the doubt. She is humble-bragging and it is condescending to the rest of us to make statements such as not being able to afford couture. She is simply lying. Of course she wouldn’t want to buy ALL of those dresses, there is no need or utility for that and ALL the stars are LENT dresses from designers for the red carpet. Everyone knows that.
    In another interview she talks about having closets and closets full of clothes…..dresses and gowns she wants to pass on if she has a daughter someday. What about those? I’m sure some of them are couture, whether they were worn on the red carpet or not.

    Cannot STAND this woman! What she has said is just a glaring sign of all her privilege. It is an ‘out of touch’ statement and doesn’t have a clue how condescending it can come off to the rest of us…..’oh, I’m just like you, can’t afford those dresses, either’. No, she can afford at least SOME of those dresses. And no, I could personally NEVER afford ANY of those dresses……how about the rest of you on this thread…..anyone?
    It all ties into part of her marketing ploy for her new athletic line, which is to make it affordable to all women.
    She is always trying to appeal to the rest of us spinning herself as SO down to earth. She is not like the rest of us (or most of us, at least). She always has had and always will have incredible wealth, privilege, and connections that the vast majority of people will never have. She should just not ‘go there’ in her statements.

    • Torisan says:

      Many celebrities are not necessarily rolling around in money all the time, believe it or not. I read an interview with the actor Hugh Jackman, and he was struggling with money around the time he adopted his children, even though he was already getting acting jobs. He said it wasn’t easy to afford the adoption procedures.

      Only extremely wealthy people buy couture gowns on a regular basis. I’m talking about gowns and dresses that cost 50K or more. Even many celebrities aren’t necessarily rich enough to splurge like this all the time. I don’t know why people think celebrities can buy anything they want. Or that they would even want to buy stuff like this, designer gowns that will go out of style next season. It is true that Kate Hudson probably does have tons of clothes, but they may be stuff she bought off the rack. Not couture dresses.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        You wrote, “Many celebrities are not necessarily rolling around in money all the time, believe it or not.”

        This is so true. Especially for actresses, who are paid a lot less than men. Just like when the writer in the blurb up top assumed Kate is getting “7 figures” for her roles…I have seen many contracts where female stars of Kate’s status get only about $300-500k for their roles in non-blockbusters. Just because some roles give actresses millions doesn’t mean ALL roles give actresses millions.

      • Snail says:

        You clearly didn’t read what I wrote.

      • Happyhat says:

        Wealthy is relative in this case. I get that to get into a certain place in Hollywood, a certain amount of expenditure is required (clothes, cosmetic work etc…). But $300-500k?!!!!!!!!! Jesus, I’d be surprised if I was able to earn any more then that in my lifetime.

        A quick check on the internet suggests that renting an apartment in West Hollywood is around $3000 per month. Add another thousand for bills and food… $4000×12=$48,000 per year.

        Lets say that they got paid 500k for a film. After tax and agents and managers, that’s around $300k. Minus their rent and bills n stuff, that leaves $252,000. That’s $21,000.00 a month left.

        So, let’s say as per what I vaguely remember Zooey Deschanel spent on clothes a month, $3000. Then, what celebs seem to spend on cosmetic surgery a year… $70,000. That’s now around $12,000.00 per month. I guess you could still take of more things I’ve not accounted for… I’ve not even factored in savings, or investments, lawyers, holidays? But still…

        $12k a month left to play with. Yes, it seems like that’s not enough to buy lots of designer clothes. But this is going from one film per year at $500,000. That doesn’t include random magazine appearances, or doing more than one film per year. Or interest earnt on their money.

        $12k to have each month after a lot of bills taken off is an obscene amount of money. I don’t know what the hell they spend their money on, but it’s on the kind of lifestyle that we have no access too. I don’t know what Hugh Jackman was spending his money on either, but he had a lot more then any of us every will and I have zero sympathy for stars when they try to make out they can’t afford things.

        It’s like, f*** you, you f****** don’t need it anyway.

  34. charlotte says:

    I thought that it was common knowledge that most celebrities do not buy the Haute Couture dresses they used while promoting a movie. The only ones that have said that they actually buy every single piece of clothing they wear (Haute Couture dresses, bespoke or ready to wear) are just Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Celine Dion.

  35. MegG says:

    I can’t stand this woman, the ‘I’m just like you approach”. I’m sure she can afford it. Why is she on the cover, if she isn’t selling something? Again. I wondered why Matt Bellamy is with someone who plays annoying rom coms, like Katherine Heigel?

    • LP says:

      Agreed. She is trying to brand herself in a certain direction and it isn’t working. It’s offensive, actually, her way of ‘reaching out’ to the rest of us commoners. And yeah, Bellamy got hi-jacked by Hollywood, big time. Perhaps he’ll break free at some point and start making great music again..

  36. Dorothy says:

    Next to Gwyniee she is known as the worst Hollywood brat. She also seems to be lying a lot lately and playing the PR card (Glee girl thing wouldn’t be typical of her.) Maybe all the drugs she does with GOOP will be coming out in the VF article. And the money please…she has always always like GP had an air of entitlement about her although to her credit she is more mellow and less intentionally cruel I think. Goldie and Kurt are great (party a lot) but so liked and Goldie is really quite loving. Once again, can’t blame parents for these girls (because they aren’t really women – too spoiled).

  37. Suki2 says:

    It is common knowledge that gowns for red carpet and events are not owned by celebrities.

    Also: no one loves a freebie like a celebrity loves a freebie. I am serious.

  38. lisa2 says:

    I’m neutral on Kate..

    I just miss the days when celebs did a magazine cover to promote a film. One Magazine got some exclusive. Now they are on way too many covers and it is overkill. No one is dying to get the cover and it is all just nothing special anymore.

    well at least some big name celebs don’t do covers every week. Gives the fans something to look forward too.

    regarding her quote.. the celebs that have money years after their success are the ones that aren’t spending money like the Kardashains and others. They invest and live a comfortable life later..

  39. Bobby says:

    Cry me a river…
    Entitled winos

  40. Caroline says:

    I think she never had to afford them(due to her hollywood status), so her lifestyle never included a budget for these items.

  41. emma says:

    I think/hope she’s saying that although she can afford it, she doesn’t want to pay those prices. The prices are ridiculous. I’m sure she still shops high end stuff, but not super duper ritzy stuff….