"If I sat too much, the whole dress would have split."

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Back in 2005, Kate Hudson made headlines wearing a chocolate brown Versace gown to the Golden Globes, but in a new interview, she explained that while the dress looked spectacular, it was about to split for almost the entire ceremony. And on top of all that, she was seated next to Prince during the show, making for an unforgettable combination of star power and possible scandal.

"I spent the Golden Globes not being able to sit. I was sitting, actually, next to Prince," Hudson told People. The gown in question featured an eyelet detail at the front, a flowing side train, and a similar circular cutout in the back. It skimmed Hudson's curves and looked tailored and pretty much perfect on the red carpet, but she said that it didn't quite work when she sat down.

Kate Hudson 2005 Golden Globes
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"I was trying. I was sideways," Hudson said of trying to get comfortable at the event. Prince, it seemed, was having a great time seeing her deal with the possibility of splitting her dress. "He just thought it was so funny. And God rest his soul, but I was sideways the whole time. And then if I sat too much, the whole dress would have split. That was a bit of a malfunction."

And when she was asked about whether or not she tested the dress out before the actual ceremony, she said that it wasn't even a consideration. It wasn't until she was on her way to the Globes that she realized something could go wrong.

"We didn't even think about it," she explained. "When I got in the car, I had to stand in it!"

Stylist Sophie Lopez, who is in charge of dressing Hudson for this year's ceremony, explained during a pre-Golden Globes Zoom event that 2021's unique online format forced her into a "different way of working" — but it's not all bad news.

"We are able to cheat in ways we couldn't if it was an in-person event," she said. "We can safety-pin things, we don't have to worry about tripping over long hemlines."