Christina Hendricks and Her Husband Defend Her Controversial Golden Globes Dress

01/29/2010 at 01:58 PM ET

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Following the heated debate over Christina Hendricks’ choice of a champagne ruffled gown by Project Runway alum Christian Siriano at the Golden Globes, the Mad Men star’s husband, Geoffrey Arend, is fighting back. At a SAG awards after party, Arend stopped to defend his wife to PEOPLE. “I was just upset about the whole Golden Globes dress thing. I thought she looked so gorgeous. And that New York Times blogger saying that… It’s so ridiculous,” he said, referring to the paper’s fashion critic, Cathy Horyn offering the critique “You don’t put a big girl in a big dress. That’s rule number one”. Arend contines, “What was nice was seeing the entire internet come after that blogger. That was really cool. It was the first time I saw just a solid block of ‘You’re crazy! What’s wrong with you? You should be ashamed of yourself!’ [in the comments.] And honestly, the Grey Lady should be ashamed of themselves to print a picture like that, that they widened!” In an update to her column, Horyn acknowledged that the original photo used in her post was accidentally distorted: “The photo was slightly distorted inadvertently due to an error during routine processing. The photograph has been replaced,” she wrote. For her part, Hendricks is standing by her Siriano gown: “I loved it! I thought I looked gorgeous!” she told PEOPLE. We agree—as does her proud husband, who gushes, “Honestly, she’s the greatest woman I know. She’s the most beautiful woman I know. She’s the most talented woman I know. It’s like there’s not enough adjectives that could express or superlatives that could express how wonderful she is.” –reporting by Jessica Wedemeyer

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Anissa on

She was by far my best dressed pick. She absolutely glowed!

Mandi on

As a woman that is busty too, being busty doesn’t mean you’re a big woman, I wear a size 4 but a size four doesn’t match a naturally larger bust. She looks gorgeous and I love actress like her that represent real women and a healthy body image we don’t all fix into a one size perfectly off a rack, and it doesn’t make her overweight! Style critics are setting women up for unhealthy body images and eating disorders.

Tracy on

Well, I thought she looked magnificent.

Lisa on

I thought she looked stunning. Her coloring with that champagne color, it was a striking contrast. She has a large bust, but other than that she is not a “big girl.” That critic is crazy.

Elizabeth on

She looked amazing! Definitely one of the best that night – a real star!

Baby Cheetah on

WOW what a fantastic husband. That’s right defend your beautiful, intelligent, and talented wife. She is by no means a BIG girl. It’s just that everyone in Hollyweird is a size ZERO. The lovely Ms.Hendricks is the NORM for what REAL women look like.Her body type is the type most men crave. Get a grip Hollywood. That blogger has no idea what she’s talking about.

Mike on

I had no idea who Christina Hendricks was but took the time to find out after I saw a picture of her in that dress. I thought she looked incredible. I found out about the NYT criticism a couple of days later. Anyone who doesn’t think she looks fantastic has no business giving critiques. (That’s a guy’s point of view.)

Sarah on

She looks absolutely stunning. “Big girl” my but!! Her bust is large and her waist is tiny! She is a beautiful curvy woman, and that dress accentuated that.
Also, if every girl had a man like hers, then the world would be a better place.

Ralph on

I think she looks absolutely great. I’m sick and tired of real women getting made to feel like there is something wrong with them and that some twig with a coat hanger is what people really want to look at. The dress was great! She looked Great and she made you look! HA!

SonyaLynn on

Christina Hendricks is *HOT* in any outfit. Anyone thinking otherwise needs to have their eyes examined.

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