Actress Kate Hudson watches the Boston Red Sox play the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York City on August 6, 2009. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 13-6 UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo
NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Kate Hudson says that, as a lifelong fashion fan, she loved the glitz and glamour of the costumes in her new movie musical "Nine."
"It was great. Look, I have written down here how to pronounce 'Swarovski' because I always say it wrong," Hudson told reporters in New York recently. "I'm a huge clothes fanatic."
Hudson plays an American Vogue reporter who interviews an iconic filmmaker played by Daniel Day-Lewis in "Nine," which is set in 1960s Italy.
The actress said her fascination with fashion dates back to when she was a child and she watched designer Bob Mackie create "phenomenal costumes, dresses and gowns" for her mother, actress Goldie Hawn.
"Couture, beads everywhere. As a little girl your eyes are just sparkling, going, 'Wow, it's amazing to look at,'" Hudson recalled. "And then as I started becoming a woman and the way clothes and fashion and costuming changed in my generation, working with (costume designer Colleen Atwood on 'Nine') was like a throwback to me being a little girl where there are beads and real hooks and eyes. The real deal. I remember putting on the Swarovski crystal number and it weighed like 15 pounds and I thought to myself, 'This is awesome!' This is what costuming is about and that is Colleen and that is (director Rob Marshall.) Everything is so authentic."
The big-screen version of the stage musical "Nine," which was inspired by Federico Fellini's film "8 1/2," co-stars Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Nicole Kidman and Sophia Loren.