CANDID photos have been revealed, showing the outfits that Pamela Anderson and Janet Jackson rocked with Hollywood’s most exclusive party.
Photographs in a new book by celebrity photographer Selma Fonseca, which documents her work at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in the 2000s.
Selma hobnobbed with the glitterati of Hollywood working the red carpet and behind the scenes and posing with the guards in a time before camera phones were a thing.
In the book Partying with Selma: Inside Hollywood’s Most Famous Night, compare the views of A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow as she joked with then-boyfriend Ben Affleck in 2000.
In another twist, Pulp Fiction star Uma Thurman’s eye popping cleft was on full display shortly after giving birth to son Levon in 2002 as Good as Gets actress Helen Hunt and filmmaker Matthew Carnahan kiss in the background.
Two of the pics that stand out, though, feature former Baywatch babe Anderson, now 55, and Escapade singer Jackson, 56, and their tongue-wagging antics.
Anderson showed up to a party at Morton’s restaurant in West Hollywood in 2001 wearing sunglasses and dressed in a mini denim miniskirt, a white shirt tied at the waist and knee-high black leather boots.
He spent the night in a tent with Brit actress Elizabeth Hurley, 57, and the two were pictured with photographer friend David LaChapelle from Selma.
Brazilian-born Price mentions Anderson’s “trashy” outfit and antagonism with Hurley didn’t go down well with Vanity Fair.
Selma Fonseca said: “Beautiful people are frightened by vanity.
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“I think that’s right – if there’s a dress code, follow the dress code.
“This year from what I saw all the girls seemed to be almost naked, but back then they were all over clothed.
“I remember everybody watching Pamela Anderson was kind of like, ‘What’s going on here?’
“A skirt was so short that you could see all of it.” His coat was tied and his books were really popping out.
“She was with Elizabeth Hurley and they were very upset with each other and seemed quite drunk.”
Then-Vanity Fair editor and Oscars party supremo Greydon Carter, 73, was open about how he was speechless when Anderson and Hurley “gave attention to each other” at the party.
A Los Angeles Times article from 2002 says that Carter’s response to two types of women at parties the previous year was: “They can go to the Maxim party.”
In an excerpt from his book Oscar Night, published in 2004, he went further, writing: “We have seen a part of the spectacle we would like to forget, such as the time Pamela Anderson, as she had already come from the job at the car wash, in the evening attached the hip of Elizabeth Hurley.
Carter wasn’t the only one to comment cattily on the moment, as Hollywood legend Joan Collins Anderson disliked the “Hooker holiday” in a note in her diary from that night that was published years later.
Despite earning Carter and Collins’ disagreement, Anderson was pictured at the party again in 2005 in a slightly more modest outfit – but still wearing sunglasses.
In 2002, it was Alciati’s turn to take center stage for showing off her toned body in a fishnet bikini top and a pair of jeans.
Selma recalled: “Janet was at the top of her game that year, you can see her amazing body in the pics.
“She was working hard and looked incredible.
“But I don’t think he’s expected to wear that garment indiscriminately.
“You can wear your belly button, you don’t have to wear pants like that bikini top.”
“The dress was awful.
“She was dressed the way you’d go to a rock concert, not a Vanity Fair Oscars party.”
Jackson may have caught the critics by surprise because when she was also pictured at the Vanity Fair party again in 2005, she wore a very elegant white evening gown.
Another poster of the book shows a gum-chewing Tom Cruise looking across from his now-ex-wife Nicole Kidman in 2000 – the year before they split.
It also includes a picture of the late Tom Sizemore partying with Brad Pitt and Hailey Bieber’s father Stephen Baldwin in 2001.
Looking back on the times she had at the Vanity Fair party, Selma – which also included a TV show about how she moved to New York City in the 1990s – said: “It was so much fun.
“Everyone was dancing to the band, people were smoking inside, everyone was drunk.
“There were no camera phones back then so people could really let their hair down.
“The place to be on Oscars night.”
Hardcover photo book Partying with Selma is available on Amazon.