“I never would’ve thought at 41 I’d be on the catwalk,” Pamela Anderson marveled in her official online diary after practically skipping down Vivienne Westwood’s Paris runway to cheers, applause—and a few chuckles.
After first twirling in a tutu, Anderson tugged at the jacket of her second look to ensure the global warming message: “+5º” emblazoned across the figure-hugging T-shirt wasn’t, ahem, overlooked. The former Baywatch star, who appears in Westwood’s spring campaign, has fully embraced Westwood’s thinking, lauding her inspiration for the show: The Gaia Theory, a book by the climate-change scientist James Lovelock, which views the earth as a self-regulated living being.
“It’s absolutely true,” Anderson wrote in her diary. “The planet is alive. And we must become more interconnected in order to survive. We have a lot of work ahead.” As for Westwood, she won’t let Anderson take any heat. “You can call her a bimbo, but what does that say about you?” Westwood asked. “She’s very clever to seem like a bimbo. She’s a combination of Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot and she’s got brains. Not only is she a sex icon, she’s a superwoman.” Front-row guest Peaches Geldof was impressed with Anderson’s runway turn. “She was cool,” Geldof enthused. “I had so much fun,” Anderson added. “Add it to the list of fantasies come true.”
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty