Pat Cleveland: Early Supermodel and Author With Many Tales – The New York Times

 

One of my earliest and fondest fashion memories was seeing model Pat Cleveland and other early supermodels in the iconic American designer Halston’s colorful and flowing designs in an early 1970s Vogue magazine layout ( see picture above where she is 3rd from the right border ). Just as Halston remains one of my all time favorite designers , likewise Pat Cleveland remains one of my all time favorite fashion models, having left such an indelible mark on my imagination that I still she see her as symbolizing how richly beautiful fashion can be when just the right model is adorned with just the right piece of clothing. Her stature and importance has only grown over the years, not only because she was a pioneering black model, but also because she has shown, along with a number of her contemporaries, that beauty is not confined by and to a physical age or fashion era. The link included in this post is to a wonderful piece by New York Times writer Guy Trebay  about Cleveland and the release of her picaresque new memoir called “Walking with the Muses ” , which is sure to be a hit to fashion aficionados everywhere, myself included.

Source: Pat Cleveland: Early Supermodel and Author With Many Tales – The New York Times

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