WATCH Pamela Anderson steal the Vivienne Westwood show

09 March 2009

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Forget the other models, the incredible hair and make-up team, and even Dame Vivienne herself. There was only one star of the Westwood Gold Label show in Paris – and that was former pin-up turned catwalk queen Pamela Anderson. Since she starred in Vivienne's S/S '09 campaign the two have been firm friends, even sending their favourite books across the ocean for each other to read. This was their moment to be reunited! Despite almost not making it to the show on time (she was still at the Dorchester Hotel in London at 7pm the night before waiting for some sample Westwood boots from, er, well Grazia!) the entire construction had been based around her. As Westwood's husband Andreas Kronthaler revealed to Grazia before the show, the models had been chosen for their bustier-than-usual shape in homage to Pamela. Meanwhile, the star of the show herself was well protected backstage, as a MAC team applied their sparkly, smoky eye make-up inspired by pictures of Pamela from the 1980s/1990s. And the clothes. Well as you'd expect with Westwood, it was tartan, tailoring and some cheeky touches we think Pamela would have approved of. We can certainly see her working that socks-and-platforms action off the catwalk soon....

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