written by Oscar Holland, CNN
Featuring the good, the bad, and the ugly, Look of the Week is a series regular dedicated to unpacking the most trending outfits of the past seven days.
Pamela Anderson has made her name in red. In fact, the swimwear she and her “Baywatch” co-stars wore in the ’90s were so iconic that Pantone has officially called them “Baywatch Red” ever since.
So, perhaps, there was no better color the 55-year-old star could have worn at the premiere of the new Netflix documentary about her life, “Pamela, A Love Story.”
Anderson arrived at the streaming giant Tudum Theater in Los Angeles wearing a scoop-neck dress by American-Indian designer Naeem Khan. It may not be the hugging dress it is Flour The shade Pantone immortalized for the series’ 30th anniversary in 2019, but nonetheless sparked images of Parker patrolling the sunny beaches of Los Angeles — often in slow motion — in a one-piece swimsuit during her five seasons on the show.
Pamela Anderson wore her signature color to the Netflix premiere of “Pamela, Love Story.” credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Social media users seem to appreciate the throwback. In response to Khan’s Instagram post, Victoria’s Secret model Tika Kamaj called Anderson’s debut a “defining moment”.
Meanwhile, Anderson’s stylist, Rebecca Ramsey, wrote on Instagram after the premiere: “I invented red.”
Part of Khan’s Resort 2023 collection, the beaded dress is selling for just under $6,000 — making it more expensive than the original “Baywatch” swimwear worn that sold (along with a float and an autographed photo) for $4,920 at a California auction. in 2014.
Anderson completed the look with drop earrings and a pair of red satin sandals designed by someone with an equally strong claim to the color red: Christian Louboutin.
Anderson made her name as lifeguard and volleyball coach, CJ Parker, on the hit show Baywatch in the 1990s. credit: IMDB
Her sons Dylan and Brandon Lee joined the actress at Monday’s event, with the latter co-producing the Netflix documentary. Speaking to Access Hollywood on the pink carpet, Anderson said her kids have kept her posted on her continued status as a style icon, decades after she appeared as the typical blonde bombshell.
“(My sons) were saying, ‘People love the whole ’90s look, people (wear red swimsuits like) Halloween costumes,'” Anderson said. And I’ll say, ‘No, that’s crazy! It’s fun, it’s really cute, it’s fun. It feels full circle. We had a great time at that time. It has never been a structured experience. ”
Now streaming on Netflix, “Pamela, A Love Story” charts Anderson’s struggle with her pervasive sex symbol status, as well as her tumultuous relationship with Tommy Lee and their infamous stolen sex tape. Released alongside a new memoir, the documentary sees Anderson attempt to, in her words, “take control of the narrative for the first time.”