KATE HUDSON SHINES ON: Kate Hudson is used to making a statement with her body-hugging red carpet gowns like the white Atelier Versace she wore at Sunday’s Golden Globes. It was the third custom Versace Hudson has donned in as many years (along with the post-baby nude crystal-encrusted number she wore at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 and the white caped gown she wore to the 2014 Oscars), looks facilitated by her London-based stylist Sophie Lopez, the longtime stylist for ex-fiance Matthew Bellamy’s band Muse. “Versace dresses always fit Kate so well, and you know every time you’re looking for a dress, it’s going to be in the running,” said Lopez, who prefers sleek looks to show off Hudson’s figure.

While Hudson has never been a bling fanatic, Lopez believes every look needs shine, even one with crystal cage detailing hugging a bare waistline. “It was less about size and more about standout pieces. It’s harder to choose smaller pieces than big ones. I was very conscious of not wanting her to look to Hollywood-y in a white dress and too many stones,” she said. Sunday’s Forevermark pieces, a pair of rare brilliant-cut earrings worth $1.5 million, a diamond ring and a line bracelet, were alleged to “shine better than regular diamonds,” though when it comes to judging anyone’s red carpet choices, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

This story first appeared in the January 14, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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