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Kate Hudson: My first LBD was really bad

Kate Hudson "splurged" on a little black Miu Miu dress when she got her first paycheck.

The actress has moved into the world of designing by creating lines for Ann Taylor. Her latest project for the brand is a capsule collection of little black dresses, which prompted Kate to recall her first LBD purchase.

"I was about 16 years old. I don’t know if it was my first little black dress, but I splurged big time. I was on ['90s show] Party of Five and I got my paycheck and the first thing I did was put half in my bank for my car, because my car would always break down, and then I took the other half and went shopping," she told elle.com.

"I got a Miu Miu little black dress. I still have this dress. It was the skimpiest thing maybe on the planet – it was short and had a slit up to my bellybutton and then it had a low back. I remember wearing it downstairs one day and my mom looked at me and she was like, 'No. Absolutely not. No. Honey, I cannot let you wear that.' It sat in my closet for many years and I can’t let it go now because it has so much history.

"It was basically a bathing suit. It was really bad."

The 34-year-old is the daughter of stars Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson. While her famous mom may have drawn the line at the short dress, she was generally pretty open to Kate's sartorial choices.

"My mom was the kind of mother who was like, 'Wear what you want. Express yourself.' And she really let us. I remember going to school one day - we grew up in Colorado - and I was wearing a neon yellow unitard, cowboy boots, a magenta miniskirt over the unitard, and a puffy jacket. Like a navy puffy jacket. And that was me expressing myself in the ‘80s!" she laughed.

"But my mom allowed all of us to express ourselves the way we wanted to. She was so free. I remember my mom coming down in these little tank tops that you could see everything and I’d go, 'Mom you can’t wear that.' It was just mom."

On Tuesday Kate and Ann Taylor celebrated her five-piece capsule collection with a cocktail party at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. She looked amazing in an asymmetrical design from the line.

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