Pamela Anderson models a creation in the Richie Rich A*MUSE Fashion Show during Fashion Week in New York City
“She showed up at 9:55 when the show was supposed to start at 9, and press people were there as early as 7 to interview her,” a spy at Chelsea hot spot Amnesia dished. “People were yelling at door handlers and getting incredibly antsy, especially because the standing room was so packed.
“Some guests started storming out at 9:30, when the start of the show was nowhere in sight,” the source added, noting that the madness outside on W. 29th St. was nearly as bad, if not worse.
“They had shut the doors at 8:40, since it was so crowded, so there were guests on the street who couldn’t get in. They were outraged.”
Those out-of-luck stylistas certainly won’t be happy to hear this: Although Pam did have a reason for her tardiness -- her flight was delayed -- the buxom blond also insisted on stopping at her hotel to prepare for the show instead of racing to the venue.
“I got dressed -- well, semi-dressed -- before I got here,” she admitted.
The designer himself, who refused to start the presentation without Pam, would say only, “It was a crunch.”
The drama didn’t stop -- there was postshow chaos as well.
“Pamela was brought upstairs to be interviewed with Richie,” our insider explained. “The photographers were getting so crazy over scoring a shot of her that one was physically removed by security. He just got a little too close to Pam for comfort. It was a madhouse.”
Was it all worth it?
Not according to some -- especially since Pam didn’t even technically “walk” in the show, instead only briefly appearing with Rich as a finale of sorts.
“It was a lot of waiting to see her onstage for just a minute,” complained the insider, before saying with a laugh: “At least she wore nothing but a sparkly leotard. That soothed some of the audience’s irritation.”