Kate Hudson In Atelier Versace – ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ Venice Film Festival Premiere

To say that Kate Hudson was radiant on the red carpet this evening for the Venice Film Festival premiere for ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’, which also served as the opening ceremony, is the understatement of the century.

The actress wore a stunning Atelier Versace gown from the Fall 2012 collection.

I knew Kate would go for Versace, because Versace gowns have served her so well in the past, and what better way for a look from this collection to make its debut than at a European Film Festival?

Her nude Swarovski-crystal-embellished asymmetrical gown is giving her a breathtaking silhouette.

I love the chic wavy updo, the pearlescent Edie Parker clutch, Versace heels and the dazzling Fabergé jewels.

We all knew she would deliver, but she has exceeded my expectations. Does she exceed yours?

Kasia Smutniak now has a serious contender for BDOTW.

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66 Responses to Kate Hudson In Atelier Versace – ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ Venice Film Festival Premiere

  1. Rebecca September 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Pure perfection!!
    The dress suits her so well!

  2. Dan Oliver August 31, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    Flawless absolutely stunning the dress itself is just amazing BDOTW for sure

  3. Christopher Teoh August 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Ladies, learn something from Kate Hudson!! The mom of two wows the crowd in this nude fully embellished gown by Verscae which flaunts her assets to perfection!! Her makeup and updo are flawless which goes well with the outfit!! Not even a single fault we spot on you, Kate!!

  4. robbie August 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    from the neck down this is utter perfection, but from the neck up its messy. would have loved if she went for some old hollywood style hair.

  5. Aline August 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    I’ll file this under: reasons why I love Kate Hudson and her flawless style. She looks so incredibly stunning!

  6. Pene August 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    WOW!My first BDOTY contender.

  7. Amy August 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    the dress is fantastic, the mazing details save it from being another nude sparkly dress. And Kate’s body looks banging in that dress.

  8. AngeV August 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    OMG ! This is a MAJOR fashion moment .
    She has shut it down!

  9. Nat August 30, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Wow, the closeups really show how stunning the embroidery on the dress is!
    She looks great, but the back of the dress is a bit too revealing, one can actually see her butt, and that can never be a good thing.

  10. charmedsage August 30, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    This dress was on my Pinterest! Really ecstatic that it made its debut in all its beauty by Kate. Add me up on the voting poll to put this on the BDOTY list, FC. 🙂

  11. Manolia August 30, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    Wow best dressed of the year for me …. Kate u had my vote girl 😉

  12. Alina August 30, 2012 at 8:00 am #


  13. roxana August 30, 2012 at 7:05 am #


  14. anne August 30, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    she looks absolutely sensational

  15. Tasha August 30, 2012 at 5:27 am #

    Stunning look! Amazing dress, lovely Kate. Fantastic styling job Sophie Lopez!

  16. Wong Hiao Hiao August 30, 2012 at 4:13 am #

    I am just going to add another sound to the chorus but I. Just. Had. To. Say. Something. In. The. Face. Of. Such. Fabulosity…. Kate, you rock!!!

  17. CC August 30, 2012 at 4:02 am #

    wow. she looks amazing!!! it’s been a long time since i’ve seen her look this good!


  18. CreoleLady August 30, 2012 at 3:40 am #

    I am looking at awesomeness here. This does not surpass Kasia’s dreamy Valentino for me but does equal it. Trying to remember when (if?) Kate has ever looked better.

  19. achebe August 30, 2012 at 1:39 am #


    Is she wearing underwear? haha

  20. Sam August 30, 2012 at 1:11 am #

    Isabella Ferrari also wore a versace dress, but kate looks much better

  21. Dhppy August 30, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    I usually think Versace tends to overdo it and border on tacky, but Kate Hudson knows how to lift it to another realm. Damn girl! Just… damn!

  22. Jones19 August 29, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Wow I don’t think I’ve ever been this floored by Kate Hudson! Her best look ever? I think it just might be.

  23. Christine August 29, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

    She looks smoking hot. Damn, she looks good! Glad to see her return to the RC 🙂 Definitely BDOTW

  24. shaun August 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    firstly let me say FC thanks for including the upclose pics of the dress bc from far away i thought the dress had nude illusion/sheer cutout. upon farther inspection it is actually beading, i am floored. amazing beadwork done on that dress. attention must be giving to that.

    i dont love this sort of neckline on a dress bc it can have the tendency to make even the most perkiest boobs like saggy, but this is amazing. this dress is beautifully done.

    Versace will always rank highy on my list of best dresses of all time. Elizabeth Hurley black saftey pin dress from the 90’s is the reason i went into fashion, and wanted to be a stylist.

    FC im interested to hear if you had to do a list of your fav dress of all time what would it be?

    • shaun August 29, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

      * sorry meant your favoriate dresses

    • Fashion Critic August 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

      Oh…the list is pretty long…I would need to think on this one.

      • EmmaWoodhouse August 30, 2012 at 1:58 am #

        Cate Blanchett’s vintage Christian LaCroix, Zoe Saldana’s Armani Prive from Cannes 2011, Gisele Bundchen’s pink Versace from the Costume Gala (2007?) and Angelina Jolie’s yellow Ungaro (2007) would be a few of my guesses for your faves FC! 🙂

        • Fashion Critic August 30, 2012 at 6:33 am #

          that is pretty much spot on 😀

          You know me so well x

          • EmmaWoodhouse August 31, 2012 at 2:02 am #

            haha I’m a fan of reading the archives! 😀

  25. Jess August 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    its a bit mono-toned for my liking, plus I fear that I can see her actual bum-cheek in the rear view? Tacky!

  26. Kathy August 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Love, love, love. She looks gorgeous head-to-toe. The color of the gown is surprisingly flattering.

    • admmgz August 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

      +1 BDOTW contender!

  27. Rebecca Z August 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    She does look absolutely stunning.Though nude, the dress is very interesting and she is selling it bigtime. Her hair and makeup are gorgeous.

  28. Andrea August 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Va Va Voom!
    She looks super hot but in a very untacky way. Love those golden high heels together with the dress.

  29. Marko_M August 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Gorgeous in every sense of the word! She’s wearing the dress and not the other way around which is saying a lot! I predict a BDOTW showdown this week and it’s only Wednesday. And VFF is turning out to be very promising fashion wise.

  30. Mol August 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Stunning, jaw dropping, perfect fit of the star to the dress, will this be topped? I don’t think so…..

  31. dee August 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    She looks great but I am not crazy about the gown itself.

    • Andrea August 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

      With that attitude and confidence she could be wearing a potato sack and still nail it 🙂

      • dee August 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

        Well I would prefer that I’d like what she is wearing. I am just not that blown away as everyone else seems to be.

  32. Gustavo Velasco August 29, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    is she not wearing underwear?? brave!!

  33. Ela August 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Oh goodness!! Think this is the best I have ever seen her look. So pulled together.
    Only gripe, I was hoping for a picture with her posing with Riz Ahmed. 🙂

  34. Natalie August 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm #


  35. Sherry August 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Kate hands down. I was shocked, she’s all grown up.

  36. Dolly August 29, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Speechless…she looks absolutely phenomenal !

  37. EmmaWoodhouse August 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Kasia’s Valentino Resort look (the ethereal gown) was more my style–Kate looks statuesque here but at the end of the day I’m not a fan of slinky gowns. So it’s not really my thing. Her posture and poise are beautiful, though.

  38. Moxie August 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Kate blows Kasia out of the water! She is working that gown. I can’t imagine anyone being able to beat her in BDOTW. Is it worthy for a shot at your BDOTY list, FC?

  39. fromchi-town August 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    She looks absolutely stunning. I think this is the best I have seen her look on the red-carpet. Versace and her are a divine match. Love it from head to toe – its absolute perfection!!

  40. Fiona-Brasil August 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Absolutely perfect, without doubt, from head to toe , a winner …

  41. lu August 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    stuning!! way better than the model. gorgeous dress an perfect styling.

  42. Sandy August 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Sexy dress and gorgeous color. But I don’t like her hair. It doesn’t match the glamour of the dress.

    The shoes are divine. Does anyone know who designed those shoes? Where to buy?

    • charlotte August 31, 2012 at 9:37 am #

      they are Versace as well!

  43. Nat39 August 29, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I don’t think Kasia stands a chance against this. Kate’s look is simply gorgeous.

  44. mm August 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Nailed it! wow I love Cannes and Venice film festivals, we get to see some consistent glamour. This BDOTY worthy

  45. Ramya August 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Is it just me or does she actually look better than the model??

    • Fashion Critic August 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

      Yes she does…a million time better…I forgot to write that as I was too busy picking my chin off the floor

      • Rashmi August 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

        She definitely looks way better than the model.. What a gown! Absolutely beautiful!

    • sara August 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      Those were my thoughts exactly!!! She def looks better than the model. Beautiful.

  46. Malinda Jane August 29, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    WOW. This is my best dressed of FOREVER. She looks like a goddess.

    Just, WOW.

  47. Fashion Follows Her August 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    Fabulous gown and great colour choice! Versace do make amazing red carpet looks.

  48. Joan August 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    She looks absolutely breathtaking!!!!

    • SilentVisitor August 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm #


      • Francois B August 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

        +2 GOD, she’s on my BDOTY list!

        • Kathleen Gibb August 30, 2012 at 4:02 am #

          +3 BDOTY for me!

    • Hannah August 29, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

      Breathtaking is the only word for this. Every word of this is perfection, she gets major bonus points for her posture and pose.

      • Valerie August 30, 2012 at 9:34 am #

        +1. She looks so statesque!

  49. Sara August 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Yay, Kate has finally arrived 🙂 Absolutely radiant

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