Goldie Hawn let her daughter Kate Hudson wear whatever she wanted while she was growing up.
The Almost Famous actress has recalled how she was never forced to dress in a certain way and could experiment with whatever wacky combinations she wanted when she was being raised by the Hollywood actress and her partner Kurt Russell, who Kate considers to be her father.
“She didn’t shop a lot for us kids,” she recalled to Britain’s Daily Telegraph. “But I remember her going to Paris for work one time, and bringing me back a dress: pink, by Dior, and it spun, like a ballerina’s dress. I wore that thing until it was falling off me! She never dressed us or told us what to wear – if we wanted to wear an orange hat and cowboy boots and a puppy-print vest and a miniskirt, she’d be like, ‘OK.’”
The 40-year-old has adopted the same approach with her children – sons Ryder, 15, and Bingham, eight, and 10-month-old daughter Rani Rose.
“Bing, who has just turned eight, loves a sharp suit – it must be the Englishman in him,” the star said, referring to his father, Muse rocker Matt Bellamy. “I think it’s important to let them experiment – it’s how you discover who you are. It’s a part of how you see yourself, who you feel like being that day, the character you want to play.”
Although Kate has a stylist to help her with red carpet events nowadays, she didn’t at the beginning of her career and had to buy her own outfits.
“It meant that you really established your own sense of who you were and what you wanted to put out there,” she shared.
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