Tom Ford Ends Golden Globe Dress Drama With Hayden Panettiere

Posted Tuesday January 21, 2014 8:15 AM GMT

She’s never been one to play by the rules, and when Hayden Panettiere wore a Tom Ford gown to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (January 12) she raised a few eyebrows.

The “Nashville” actress actually purchased the dress rather than having the designer lend it to her, as is usually the custom. And since Naomi Watts was the only celebrity who received her wardrobe from Ford, himself, Hayden received plenty of flak from the press.

When asked who she was wearing, Panettiere explained, "Tom Ford. It's the first time I've ever worn him, because I've been begging...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."

From there, journalist Jim Shi posted a snarky comment via Twitter- "Tom Ford confirms to me he ONLY dressed #NaomiWatts tonight. Hayden Panettiere BOUGHT her Tom Ford dress at RETAIL. Tsk, tsk."

And earlier this week, Hayden posted a photo of flowers and a note from Mr. Ford, along with the caption, "Such an honor to wear one of this man's masterpieces! Thank you for my beautiful flowers!"

Tom’s card said, "Dear Hayden, You looked beautiful last night. Thank you for your kind words. Much love, Tom."

Photo Credit: Getty Images, Twitter

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