Fashion Week is always about who is going to be the new face of the season, or which hot designer will be the next big thing. So with all too much concentration on the future, it was refreshing to live in the present, and talk about the past with iconic 1970’s supermodel Pat Cleveland.
Pat’s modeling career began when she was discovered getting off the subway by Vogue editor Carrie Donovan. From there she graced the covers of countless magazines, was a regular fixture at Studio 54, and walked runways for Halston, Valentino, and Karl Lagerfeld—who she said is always a joy to work with because of the little “pet names” he gives his models.
Accompanied by her husband Paul van Ravenstein, Pat was an absolute vision as she walked into Lincoln Center on Thursday evening. The Kim Crawford Wine staff welcomed her as the evening’s special guest where Pat posed for photos and talked to us about what shows she’s headed to this week. “I’m going to Stephen Burrows, Luca Luca, Zac Posen—it’s so hard to get to everything! I would love to go see so many of the designers, and my friends, but I just run out of time!” she said.
Along with being an overall fixture in the fashion world, Pat is also now going to more shows to see her daughter Anna van Ravenstein who has inherited her modeling genes. “She’s just having splendid time. My advice to her is to just keep going!” ~ Renee Lucas