Pat Cleveland being fitted by designer Stephen Burrows in his East Village studio in April 1971. Burrows was a newly rising star in fashion at this time, especially after the opening of his boutique, “Stephen Burrows World” in Henri Bendel
in New York. The daughter of a jazz musician and the celebrated painter, Lady Bird Cleveland, Pat had already traveled with Ebony Fashion Fair and was in the beginning stages of her legendary runway career (the groundbreaking fashion show featuring Black models in Versailles show was two years away). Photo: Pierre Scherman/Conde Nast Archives/Corbis.