Pat Cleveland – The First Black Supermodel

 
 

Pat Cleveland was born on June 23, 1950, in New York City. She started modeling when spotted by an assistant editor at Vogue in 1966, and became one of the first black supermodels.

She has appeared in Vogue, Ebony, Essence, Vanity Fair, Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Wear Daily, L’Officiel, The Sunday Times Magazine, Elle, and GQ.

Pat Cleveland has worked on campaigns for: Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Theirry Mugler, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Dior, Halston, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Zac Posen, Lanvin, and MAC Cosmetics.

Pat Cleveland In Person:

Pat Cleveland Quotes:

“Philosophy for me in the 60s was you were either mod or hippie.”

“I consider myself a clothing animator. I make the clothes come to life.”

“Eyelashes are the high heels of your face.”

Notable Work:

Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Theirry Mugler, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Dior, Halston, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Zac Posen, Lanvin, and MAC Cosmetics.

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