Kate Hudson in duck-grey, mullet-y Elie Saab in London: lovely or unflattering?

Kate Hudson

Here are some photos of the inaugural Novak Djokovic Foundation gala in London last night. A handful of celebrities showed up for the event, but let’s start with Kate Hudson in this high-low hemline Elie Saab dress in flowing chiffon. I can’t really ascertain the true color of this dress. Most outlets are going with chocolate brown, but it looks very drab and duck-grey to me, and the long train is so mullet-y. Seriously, was there a wind machine on the green carpet?

This dress does nothing for Kate’s figure at all, and although the beaded embellishments are very Elie Saab, I’d have preferred to see something more body-hugging on Kate’s fantastic figure. Kate’s pointed stilettos are by Christian Loubouton, and her hair and makeup look both youthful and refreshing. I just think this dress is a wasted opportunity for Kate to shine as one of the biggest names at this event.

Kate Hudson

Naomi Campbell wore a black, multi-tiered Azzedine Alaia dress that made her lower body look like an upside-down lampshade. From the waist up, she looks fantastic.

Naomi Campbell

Gerard Butler was in the house and probably vastly disappointed to find no sexy porta potties on the premises. Did you see those selfies he took with Bradley Cooper at Wimbledon? Those were adorable. Here, Gerard looks like he’s sporting a rug on his head.

Gerard Butler

Goldie Hawn was there too, and I’m pretty sure she was wasted by the looks of things. I probably shouldn’t say that — perhaps she was just her usual, bubbly Goldie self. I actually like this dress a lot, but don’t ask me why she’s making this weird expression with her lips in the close up photo below.

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn

Jeremy Piven looks like the ultimate perv here. Is he serious with this moustache?

Jeremy Piven

Sarah Ferguson was in attendance as well. The Mail says that the Butler was chatting her up like crazy at this event. Oh nooooo.

Sarah Ferguson

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Anna says:

    Several questions:

    WTF is Jeremy Piven wearing?

    Is Goldie’s hair her own or a wig? Dont mind if a wig, just wondering if it’s possible to maintain that mane at her age.

    Of all the sparkly Saab dresses in the world, why does Kate pic something that looks like a parachute by the way of Stella McCartney?

    • RocketMerry says:

      Yeah, the Piven looks especially bad.
      Definitely worst dressed, although Fergie gave him a run for his money.

      All the other outfits look great, though. I’m aesthetically pleased.

    • lucy2 says:

      I vote wig. It’s been exactly the same for decades.
      Piven is so icky, and Sarah’s dress is pretty terrible.

      I kind of like Kate with darker hair though, when she had it super blonde for a while it looked like straw.

    • MediaMaven says:

      his suit looks like the “traveling clothes” the Von Trapp family wore in “The Sound of Music”

  2. Spooks says:

    Too bad Djokovic didn’t win on sunday. I really like him.

  3. A says:

    OMG Naomi looks beautiful waist up!

  4. A says:

    All I see when I look at Kate is a rockstar groupie. Sorry, but there were several witnesses who saw and heard her say Matt ‘is ugly’ and only went after him after the drummer from muse (i think?) and thom yorke rejected her (the same day!).
    It was at some festival.
    Girl has a hard on for rockers, I don’t blame her for that but have some class lady.

    • mazzystar says:

      Eh, why keep repeating old (likely bs) stories? That was over 3 years ago- decades in gossip-speak- & Kate & Matt have been together ever since, looking pretty darn happy far as I can tell, with & kid & engaged.
      It’s fair to knock her for past behavior (ARod, Owen Wilson- ew!) but she’s been all class since meeting Matt.

      Kate looks positively radiant these days, but as for her dress, umm, it’s a big miss for me, & I usually love Ellie Saab.
      Naomi Campbell wins the night for me.
      Goldie is, well, Goldie- too much surgery but looks fantastic considering she’s nearing 70!
      Piven is a sleaze, as usual.

  5. Elle says:

    Haha the Piv just made me laugh out loud!

    • Lizzie says:

      I think it’s for that show he does for ITV….Mr Selfridge. I’m pretty sure he has to have it.

  6. Aiobhan says:

    I actually like the dress on Kate a lot. What brings it down for me is the shoe choice and her darker hair. Her make up is a little off as well.

    Goldie always looks amazing- even with the duck lips.

    Charlize Theron wore a similar dress to the one that Naomi is wearing years ago to a movie premiere. They both could have picked a better dress. Naomi’s face is flawless as always.

  7. Amelia says:

    The way Kate’s dress falls in the first photo looks lovely, but it must be a pain in the arse to keep an eye on throughout the evening. It looks more suitable for a photoshoot rather than an evening out.
    No photos of the Djoker? C’mon, it was his charity gala (and Jelena’s)!
    I’m really fond of Djokovic but I’m ecstatic that Murray won the final! What a match!
    Whilst we’re hovering over the subject of tennis, any mention of the horrible sexism that the ladies singles winner – Marion Bartoli – faced?

    • j.eyre says:

      I saw a byline about the sexism by a writer for whom I care not so I have not read anything yet – do you have a proper link?

      • Amelia says:

        There’s a piece here by Lisa O’Carroll, but it’s mostly about how the BBC chief isn’t particularly happy with John Inverdale;
        There’s also this piece by Tanya Gold;
        In the comments section of the above article, a poster included a link to a a tumblr blog where the writer included several screenshots of ridiculously vitriolic comments from Twitter;
        I struggled reading some of the Tumblr quotes, but it’s worth a look.
        Much credit should go to Bartoli for not only winning Wimby, but handling the issue with such grace –
        “It doesn’t matter, honestly. I am not blonde, yes. That is a fact. Have I dreamt about having a model contract? No. I’m sorry. But have I dreamed about winning Wimbledon? Absolutely, yes.”

      • j.eyre says:

        Oh my word, Amelia – this is atrocious. Thank you for the links, I am ashamed I did not pursue this yesterday when I saw it. Those tweets are criminal. I know, sadly, they are not uncommon and that many a CB thread ends up reading similarly. I am shocked at what they wrote but as they are private (wretched, awful) people reacting to I have no idea what, I will not address them currently.

        To have been announcing a match and imply that a girl is taught to get by on her looks or to become aggressive because she is not attractive – it just shows how close to the surface the problem still is. “If” the comment caused offense? Thank heavens this young lady is confident enough to move above this ignoramus.

        And Susan Sarandon thinks we should stop calling ourselves “feminists” because the term is “old-fashioned” Sorry Susie, I don’t think the problem has been tamped out just yet.

  8. Sabrine says:

    Kate looks lovely in that dress, a nice change from the usual figure hugging styles she favors. If she’s going back to her natural hair, it suits her perfectly.

    Fergie looks good for her age. She’s not getting botox, living on lettuce or hiring personal trainers. Piven couldn’t have picked a worse shirt to go with that suit.

  9. anneesezz says:

    I will always love Goldie, but duck lips? Or is it that her lips can’t move properly? Plus, she’s had the same hairstyle for about 25-30 years. Please do something different with your hair, darling. And as much as I despise her daughter, she looks lovely here.

    Poor Fergie.

  10. Beatrice says:

    I haven’t seen a picture of Fergie lately and am shocked–she looks frumpy and tired. I actually like Kate’s dress. It’s interesting.

  11. DanaG says:

    I think Fergie looks awful that dress is ugly and her hair and makeup are just not good. I don’t like that dress on Kate or her hair, makeup, jewelry pretty much everything is off with this. Lol Naomi really does look like a lamp…….

  12. annaloo. says:

    I can’t look at Goldie Hawn anymore, her face grosses me out. At least, get a haircut. She looks like a beach-witch or something.

    I’d describe Kate’s dress as pewter, but who cares? Naomi wins the day as the best looking of everyone there.

    • Alexa says:

      To be fair, isn’t Goldie about 70 now? And I’m thrilled that I am not finding Naomi alluring or pretty or attractive here (because I do NOT like her, so I hate when that happens). Is anyone else feeling “meh” about Naomi here?

  13. Chrissie says:

    Looks like Kate has my natural hair color – mousey brown! Get highlights girl!

  14. Dedrie says:

    Must be loser picture prank day?

  15. Nev says:

    WOW NAOMI WOW!!!!!!

    so lovely and damn gorgeous!!!!!!

  16. kibbles says:

    I actually like the dress and she has the body type to pull it off. Honestly, all she has going for her is that she is really thin, so pretty much anything including a sack dress like this will look good on her. Anyone with a curvier figure and more weight would have looked awful in this dress. Her tiny frame and flat chest allows her to pull off this look. I think she looks great here. I like the flowing chiffon and it looks very pretty in the first photograph, like she is posing for a photoshoot with a wind machine. I don’t think she always needs to wear something that hugs her body or is low cut. This dress makes her look very classy.

  17. Pamela says:

    Maybe “Dove-grey”?

    I think someone as tiny as Kate can pull off such a big sack of a dress–but I tend to agree with the author–why wear a sack if you have a figure like that? Or conversely–why work out six hours a day if you are going to put on a sack–you could have laid about earing bon bons 24/7 and wore the same dress.

  18. MisJes says:

    I think Kate looks absolutely gorgeous. And I like the dress! She is occasion appropriate and the hair/make-up is stunning.

  19. Jazzy says:

    Didn’t someone ask if Kate was pregnant a few weeks ago? Looks like that hair and dress are adding fuel to the fire.

  20. NEENAZEE says:

    While I dislike the mullet style of her dress, Kate is usually a red-carpet disaster who frequently ends up looking like a matronly Rhinestone Cowgirl. This is better than the typical choices for her… plus her hair and makeup are very pretty.

  21. Kim says:

    Kate looks beautiful. Her & Goldie have an amazing surgeon. Their botox & filler looks very natural to me. Wish I knew who did their work.

  22. Jennifer12 says:

    Cannot find one single dress to like in this bunch, but Kate’s hair looks better darker and her makeup is nice. Women do not look good with that harsh, bright blond; it ages us.