Andre Leon Talley guided the new star through the awards season, helping style her for her major appearances after the success of Dreamgirls.
Hudson wore a brown Oscar De La Renta gown for the Academy Awards ceremony and added a metallic gold bolero jacket to walk the red carpet.
But the star was slammed for her appearance and admitted on the Today show that she would have selected a different outfit.
A source tells PageSix.com, "Jennifer was kind of sponsored by Talley and Vogue. Andre insisted she wear that hideous Oscar De La Renta dress with the awful, awful gold python bolero.
"Jennifer really didn't want to, and so (celebrity stylist) Jessica Paster got her a beautiful gold Roberto Cavalli (gown) custom-made. But when Andre found out, he went ballistic.
"Moments before she left for the show, there was a power struggle and Jennifer ended up putting his outfit on."
Although she didn't score on the red carpet, Hudson did take home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
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