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Pat Cleveland, First Black Supermodel

Pat Cleveland is considered one of the most famous supermodels of all time.  She broke the glass ceiling by becoming the first black supermodel.

Cleveland grew up mixed race in a still white world, a tall, skinny girl from Harlem who wasn't black enough to be black and wasn't white enough to be white.

Cleveland will discuss her extraordinary life from the streets and dance clubs of New York all over the world. From dancing through the streets of Paris with a young Karl Lagerfeld to a romantic English rendezvous with Mick Jagger, Cleveland has lived enough to write one hundred memoirs.

During the interview Cleveland will discuss:

  • At age of 16-year-old Cleveland being courted by a 24-year-old Muhammad Ali in Miami.
  • Gambling the night away with Bill Cosby in Las Vegas.
  • Going to the Apollo with her on-and-off boyfriend, a jazz protégé turned raving street mystic, and partying with Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Modeling for Halston with a young Angelica Huston.
  • Dancing back up for Liza Minnelli during the iconic 1973 "Battle of Versailles" fashion show outside of Paris.
  • An unforgettable, years-long affair with her childhood fantasy man come to life, the amorous and charming Warren Beatty.
  • Being painted in the nude by Salvador Dali and watching Victor Hugo act naughty in the Louvre.
  • Endless nights spent dancing with Andy Warhol.
  • Partying with a who's who of 1970s heartbreakers the likes of Jack Nicholson.

Cleveland's long awaited memoir Walking With The Muses, will be released shortly.

Early RSVPs are suggested here as the event will reach capacity.

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