“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.”