Was It So Wrong Of Hayden Panettiere To BUY Her Golden Globes Dress? Tom Ford Doesn't Think So

15 January 2014 by

2014 Golden Globes: What's So Wrong With Hayden Panettiere Buying Her Tom Ford Dress?

Hayden Panettiere made her fashion fantasy come true by wearing Tom Ford [Getty]

Spare a thought for Hayden Panettiere. The Nashville star found her dream dress, was desperate to wear it and saved up the pennies. So far, so normal, right? Apparently not because now she's facing backlash for daring to BUY then WEAR it to the Golden Globes. Eh?

Yes, while the rest of Hollywood borrowed a gown for the night, Hayden - quelle horreur - purchased her monochrome Tom Ford dress off-the-rack. The Texan designer only dresses one star per awards show (Naomi Watts was the lucky lady this year) so she took the matter into her own hands. Admittedly, the dress cost an eye-watering $10,000, but considering Hayden has a net worth of approximately $10 million, it's unlikely to break the bank.

Hayden wasn't put off by Julianne Moore wearing a near-identical dress [Getty]

Hayden wasn't put off by Julianne Moore wearing a near-identical dress [Getty]

'It's the first time I've ever worn [Tom Ford], because I've been begging,' the blonde actress told E! News. 'I feel sexy in it, I feel comfortable in it, and I'm in Tom Ford. I would wear a plastic bag if it was designed by him.' Grazia Daily deeply sympathises with her excitement. If we had that kind of cash, we'd want to make our fashion fantasies come true too. And what a bold move to buck with convention! Especially considering the dress is near-identical to the Tom Ford frock Julianne Moore wore at the very same ceremony a year before.

However, journalist Jim Shi was not so supportive and voiced his disapproval on Twitter...


But all's well that ends well and it's Hayden who's had the last laugh. Not only did she look mighty fine in the frock, but Tom Ford himself has given his seal of approval. The designer sent a bouquet of white roses to the star along with a message THANKING HER for the support. 'Dear Hayden, You looked beautiful last night. Thank you for your kind words. Much love, Tom' read the card. What a gent!

 2014 Golden Globes: What's So Wrong With Hayden Panettiere Buying Her Tom Ford Dress?

Tom Ford is such a gent [Hayden Panettiere Twitter]

So what say you? Was it a major fashion faux pas for Hayden to buy the Tom Ford frock and bring not one but two of the designer's creations to the Golden Globes? Or should we all calm down about celebrities buying their own red carpet dresses? Have your say by tweeting us @Grazia_Live. And while you're here, see all the Golden Globes dresses in the gallery below...

GALLERY >> All the Golden Globes dresses

Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung

Amy Adams in Valentino

Cate Blanchett in Armani

Taylor Swift in Carolina Herrera

Margot Robbie in Gucci

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren and Paul Andrew shoes

Mila Kunis in Gucci Premiere

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

Emma Roberts in Lanvin

Julia Roberts in Dolce & Gabbana

Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung

Emma Watson in Dior

Emma Watson in Dior

Olivia Wilde in Gucci Premiere

Olivia Wilde avec bump

Rashida Jones in Fausto Puglisi

Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier

Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace

Heidi Klum in Marchesa

Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad Couture

Sofia Vergara in Zac Posen

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein Collection

Adèle Exarchopoulos in Miu Miu

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein Collection

Paula Patton in Stephane Rolland Couture

Camilla Alves

Kate Mara in J. Mendel

Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney

Kerry Washington in Balenciaga

Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera

Laura Dern

Hayden Panettiere in Tom Ford

Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

Allison Williams in Alexander McQueen

Berenice Bejo in Giambattista Valli

Robin Wright in Reem Acra

Kaley Cuoco in Rani Zakhem

Julianna Margulies

Jemima Kirke and husband Michael Mosberg

Naomi Watts in Tom Ford

Emilia Clarke in Proenza Schouler

Zosia Mamet in Reem Acra

Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta

Elisabeth Moss in J Mendel

Amber Heard in Atelier Versace

Leslie Mann

Anna Gunn in Donna Karan Atelier

Kristen Connolly

Melissa Rauch

Sarah Hyland in Georges Hobeika

Kelly Osbourne in Escada

Laura Carmichael in Viktor & Rolf

Lizzy Caplan


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