the gentlewoman

Pat Cleveland

A scintillating presence on catwalks and in fashion magazines since the 1970s, Pat Cleveland is one of the modelling world’s true originals. As part of illustrator and photographer Antonio Lopez’s coterie of elite models, known as “Antonio’s Girls”, Pat’s beauty and exuberance defined the glamour of the ’70s and ’80s: a golden age of American fashion. From Versailles to Paris to New York, Pat set runways ablaze with her sensational undulating moves, exotic looks and dazzling smile. Today, still, no one works a dress like Pat Cleveland! Pat is also the author of a celebrated anthology of poetry, In the Spirit of Grace (2001).