Nov. 13, 2013 at 11:32 AM ET
The lifestyles of the rich and famous just aren't what they used to be. According to actress Kate Hudson, despite a successful film career, she just can't afford to buy the gorgeous gowns and other top designer fashions fans are used to seeing her wear.
"People think we own all these dresses, but we borrow them!" the "Something Borrowed" star explained in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. "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."
And the needs of 9-year-old Ryder and 2-year-old Bingham obviously come first.
"I'm not a big high-end fashion shopper," she said. "I wish I could, but the truth is, things are just so expensive. Before (designer) Isabel Marant was a million dollars and famous, I used to go to her store in Paris and go crazy, it was so affordable."
Of course, even though she isn't shelling out the big bucks, loaners allow Hudson to still enjoy the clothes. Her stylish red-carpet looks are the reason she's the cover star for Harper's Best Dressed issue. Balmain, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney — she loves them all.
"I haven’t really done Valentino yet,” she said, “but I want to.”
Then again, there are times when she doesn't want any of it.
“No clothes?” she mused to the magazine. “I like that, too.”