Pammy on the runway and Beth Ditto on the front row in Paris
Not content with having Jo Wood on the catwalk in London last week, Vivienne Westwood went one better this weekend in Paris, asking the face of her Gold Label advertising campaign, Pamela Anderson, to strut (Pammy doesn’t do walking) the runway for her. The result? A high-impact show which won’t be forgotten in this city for some time to come.
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Not to be outdone in the star stakes, the following morning, Karl Lagerfeld had Beth Ditto front row for his eponymous Lagerfeld show. (Peaches was there too, but a Geldof sister on the front row is becoming as bog standard at catwalk shows as skinny models, so she only gets a passing mention.)
For true A-list glamour, however, one has to look to John Galliano, who always produces a starry front row at Dior and, on Friday, he didn’t disappoint, seating Charlize Theron next to Eva Green and Milla Jovovich.
But the celeb spotting here isn’t just reserved for the catwalk shows; team Marie Claire spotted a loved-up Patsy Kensit, who turned 41 last week, and her fiancé, Jeremy Healy, looking very cosy in L’Avenue on Friday night – putting the final touches to the seating plan for their wedding, perhaps, which is due to take place next month.
With all this star wattage, you’d be forgiven for thinking Paris Fashion Week has burnt its final candles, but the big names haven’t even had their shows yet, with Chanel, YSL and Stella McCartney all yet to come this week.
Time to invest in a very good pair of shades, we think. Designer, of course.
Report from Carla Bevan in Paris