Kate Hudson's Ann Taylor Holiday Ads Are a Family Affair

10/15/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Kate Hudson Ann Taylor holiday adsCourtesy Ann Taylor

It may not surprise you to discover that Kate Hudson‘s family Christmas photos are just slightly more glamorous than the ones you took in matching sweaters with your parents at Sears.

Unless we’re mistaken and you had racks of chic holiday clothing brought to you in London, where you and your fiancé were both working, and you had famous fashion photographer Mikael Jansson on hand to snap the perfect portrait. But on the off chance that wasn’t your experience, Hudson gave us an exclusive behind the scenes peek at her Ann Taylor holiday ads, which show her both at home and at play.

Kate Hudson Ann Taylor holiday adsCourtesy Ann Taylor

The actress shows off some super-sexy (and definitely daring) sheer designs while sipping cocktails at London’s Corinthia hotel with her fiancé Matt Bellamy’s band Muse’s tour manager and visual effects supervisor. Then later, she poses in a polished, embellished shift (below) to sneak in some holiday time with her young sons.

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Kate Hudson Ann Taylor holiday adsCourtesy Ann Taylor

“This shoot was particularly fun. We were in London and wanted to get people together,” Hudson says in a statement. “I called some of our friends that work with my fiancé’s band. It was fun to be able to bring them into the fashion world. Luckily, I was able to have my family there too, so it made for a very enjoyable day!”

Kate Hudson Ann Taylor holiday adsCourtesy Ann Taylor

We thought we were dreading colder temperatures, but this exclusive glimpse into the star’s festive, holiday-ready ad campaign all of a sudden has us craving tights and velvet weather. Keep an eye out for even more shots from the campaign (we’re dying to see more appearances from her sons, like the one at left!) and be sure to tell us what you think of her “family portraits” below.

–Alex Apatoff

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Beth on

“Chicer”? Really? Is that a word? How about “more chic” ?
This whole campaign leaves me cold. How they picked Kate Hudson is beyond me. I guess if I were in her postion I would do it for the money, too, but it just seems like an odd fit.

theladybugadventures on


Christine on

She is so gorgeous and I think she is perfect for this campaign! Working wife and mother but still time to look hip.. Love Her

Chihuahua Mom on

Whadda ya mean? I look like that EVERY DAY! I bathe with my diamonds on!

readresp on

This photo shoot is gorgeous. But People: how do you spell “more chic”? You did it chicer– which sounds like breath mints. Shouldn’t you with your international allure do better (geez, I’ve been a NY Editor since the 80s knowing you). Plus chic, plus belle, plus attirante, mes amis.

Molly on

Brianna, have you not ever gone braless? Don’t know if anyone told you this but showing straps isn’t so classy either. And more importantly WHO CARES, IT’S BOOBS. Where the rock you crawled out from, the 1950s?

Royalredusa on

Ha, weird headline. I read “Chicer” as rhyming with “Nicer”. I was like what “chicer” mean? LOL

Smithy on

Huge get for Ann Taylor. She is stylish and sexy.

lorelei2 on

Apparently I have a dirty mind…does anyone else think it looks like her son is posed to look up her skirt?

manomer on

I agree with Christine. She is a beautiful woman so THAT is why they picked Kate Hudson. She looks stunning in these photos and if you don’t think so then I am pretty sure you need your eyes checked. She might not be your cup of tea…but she is still a beautiful woman. Always has to be haters….

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