One woman is British. The other a Canadian turned California girl. One’s pale. The other rocks a sun kissed glow. One is gothic. The other is a surfer Malibu Barbie type. One is usually draped in layers upon layers of clothing. The other...well not so much.
One woman is designer Vivienne Westwood. The other is Playboy model Pamela Anderson.
By the description of these two they should have nothing in common. However, they seem to have a mutual fascination with one another. Miss Westwood and Pam Anderson met during last year’s London Fashion Week where the designer fell for the Playmates “quirkiness” and proceeded to ask her to be the face of Vivienne Westwood’s Spring/Summer 2009 campaign. Apparently the deal also netted Anderson six figures!
Vivienne Westwood stars alongside Anderson in the photos that were shot in California by Juergen Teller. Teller is credited for introducing the heroin chic trend in the early 90’s. Westwood remains tight lipped about the pairing only saying that she “can't speak about it yet. But anything I would say would be completely positive”.
So while Anderson may seem to be a shocking choice for the renowned designer, she surprisingly looks and feels right at home.
And kudos to Miss Westwood who’s done what most can’t: cover the 41 year old up.
Photos provided by Oh No They Didn’t.
Writer: Kate Murphy