Hayden Panettiere Paid Full Retail for Her Tom Ford Golden Globes Dress

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Actress Hayden Panettiere showed up to the 2014 Golden Globes  in a stunning monochrome Tom Ford haltherneck dress. Although celebrities normally always borrow the expensive designer pieces they wear on the red carpet, this wasn’t the case with Hayden’s super luxurious ensemble – she bought the dress at full retail, costing approximately $10,000.

The reason? Because Naomi Watts was already wearing Tom Ford and the designer refuses to lend more than one dress per event, thus Hayden wasn’t able to borrow the dress she dreamed of wearing, so instead she waved her credit card in the air to get around Ford’s one dress rule. Drastic measures? She must have really loved that dress. Despite not bending the rules for Hayden, Tom sent her a bunch of white roses with a message to tell her she looked stunning in the dress:

 “You looked beautiful last night. Thank you for your kind words. Much love, Tom.”

Fashion journalist Jim Shi confirmed the news with a tweet at the event stating that Ford wasn’t officially responsible for outfitting Hayden:

“#GoldenGlobes: Tom Ford confirms to me he ONLY dressed #NaomiWatts tonight. Hayden Panettiere BOUGHT her Tom Ford dress at RETAIL. Tsk tsk.”

Hayden also explained that she felt compelled to buy the Tom Ford dress:

“It’s the first time I’ve ever worn [Tom Ford], because I’ve been begging ever since, 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.”

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19 Comments

  1. DD says

    There is nothing special about it though.

  2. DD says

    She is ridiculous!

  3. Erin says

    I would have never guessed this was Tom Ford if I wasn’t told. But I think its awesome she went and PAID for her own dress. Very down to earth. And she knew no other celeb would so she wasn’t about upstaging.

  4. Shiny says

    I don’t see the big deal. Kate Middleton pays for all her gowns.

  5. DD says

    Expensive dress.

  6. BusyBee says

    Tom Ford is better than what this dress looks like

  7. Jody says

    The dress is okay but I am not sure why she was so determined to get it.

  8. Robyn says

    Nice dress, but not worth $10,000.

  9. MK says

    She must have loved this dress to purchase it!

  10. Dantiy says

    It definitely isn’t flattering for her.

  11. Allie says

    She looks horrible in it

  12. Janelle says

    … AND why not? She’s got the money to pay for it. Celebs should pay.

  13. Jen says

    Hayden was posing with mike tyson backstage in that dress. That won’t win her any fans with the fash peeps.

  14. MHU says

    I love Tom Ford, but I wasn’t a fan of that dress

  15. Jocelyn says

    Good for Hayden! This makes me like her more!

  16. MK says

    Tom Ford seriously does amazing work!

  17. DD says

    I thought celebrities got their dresses for free. Apparently not her!

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