Earlier on this week we were dazzled by the high-shine gown Kate Hudson wore at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, which instantly prompted us to examine her evolution as a movie style icon. And when it comes to her wardrobe hits, how could we not give props to her boho-chic look in Cameron Crowe’s classic film Almost Famous?
Set in 1973, the movie charts the career of aspiring music journalist William Miller who leaves home in California to accompany rock band Stillwater on tour in search of the ultimate story. En route he meets Penny Lane [Kate Hudson] – Stillwater fan extraordinaire – and becomes instantly infatuated.
I’m with the band: the woman every man wants and every girl wants to be. While Penny Lane chases after troubled Stillwater frontman Russell and becomes firm friends with William, we can’t help but be preoccupied with her outfits. The peasant tops, the fuss-free curls, the cowboy boots… need we continue?
Still a summer style staple today, Hudson proves that you can’t go wrong with an easy tee and denim shorts off-duty, whether it’s 1973 or 2012. Fact.
…And back to the movie! After falling out with Russell (who, in true rock-star style ends up in prison) and not securing his big interview, William heads home defeated. While a love-torn Penny Lane flies off to explore pastures new in Morocco. But, of course, that’s not the end. After reminding Russell that it’s only really the music that matters, William finally gets the interview he has been waiting for all along and the article is published to world-wide acclaim.
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