Hayden Panettiere Golden Globes Dress Debacle Ends In Flowers From Tom Ford

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By Daniel Gates


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Hayden Panettiere looked lovely in a Tom Ford dress at the Golden Globes, but controversy erupted when it was revealed how she got it.

When the actress was asked during a red carpet interview to say who she was wearing, Panettiere answered, “Tom Ford. It’s the first time I’ve ever worn him, because I’ve been begging.” She enthused, “I feel sexy in it, I feel comfortable in it… I would wear a plastic bag if it was designed by him.”

The problem is that Ford himself only officially dressed Naomi Watts for the awards. Panettiere actually purchased an off-the-rack Ford gown from a retailer, a distinction that seems to matter a great deal among fashionistas and celebrity watchers. The faux pas led to a mini-scandal, with observers believing that Panettiere had broken an unwritten rule of celebrity red carpet etiquette.

But Panettiere looked good in the gown, and Ford himself took notice, squashing any kind of lingering controversy with flowers. “Such an honor to wear one of this man’s masterpieces! Thank you for my beautiful flowers!” tweeted Panettiere on Tuesday, accompanied by a photo of the bouquet from Ford (see below). Ford’s note reads: “Dear Hayden, You Looked Beautiful Last Night. Thank You For Your Kind Words. Much Love, Tom.”

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