Pamela Anderson made her Met Gala debut on May 6, 2024, resuming her celebrated “Pamaissance.” This was the first time the iconic 90s muse, author, and activist attended the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Anderson graced the historic stairs of the Met Gala with effortless elegance, donning a stunning Oscar de la Renta gown paired with a faux leather headpiece by Noel Stewart. The dress featured a gathered bodice, a beautiful skirt, and a dramatic train.

Adding a touch of sophistication, Anderson accessorized with sparkling Pandora jewelry, including pink and white lab-grown diamonds totaling approximately 200 carats. As a Pandora ambassador, she showcased their first-ever pink diamonds available for purchase. Her necklace, featuring a double chain that draped down her back, served as the focal point of her ensemble.

Renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath created a gorgeous, glowy makeup look for Anderson, enhancing her natural beauty. Hairdresser Orlando Pita styled her long, blonde hair into an effortless 90s-inspired updo, complete with feather embellishments, perfectly complementing her glamorous appearance.

In August 2023, Pamela Anderson starred in a campaign for Pandora, promoting their three new lab-grown diamond collections: Pandora Nova, Pandora Era, and Pandora Talisman. Alongside Anderson, the campaign featured other notable celebrities such as Grace Coddington, former model and Vogue’s creative director-at-large, model Precious Lee, and actress Amita Suman.

Pamela Anderson Ditched Her No-Makeup Look for Her Met Gala Debut

In the campaign ad, Anderson, known for her iconic role in Baywatch, expressed her desire to be a trendsetter rather than a follower. She emphasized the importance of originality, saying, “I do not believe that I am someone who follows trends. I would prefer to be a trendsetter. In a society that constantly tells you to be someone else, I believe that it is challenging to be a pioneer and to be oneself at the same time. Whenever I am engaged in any activity, I make it a point to search for terms that are not the ones that are often used. Therefore, I make it a point to continually strive to be a distinctive thinker.”

Anderson’s resurgence in recent years has solidified her status as a cultural icon, despite her longstanding influence since the 1990s. She has embraced a makeup-free look, showcasing her fresh-faced appearance on various occasions, including on the red carpet and in her 2023 documentary, Pamela: A Love Story.

At Anna Wintour’s pre-Met dinner on Sunday, May 5, Anderson continued her natural look, wearing minimal makeup except for a touch of pink gloss. She looked chic in a slinky silver chain link skirt paired with an oversized white button-down shirt featuring an asymmetrical collar and large cuffs. Her radiant complexion and simple side-parted hairstyle completed the elegant ensemble.