Pat Cleveland Channels Jospehine Baker’s Harlem Swag

July 8, 2012

“[she came] with… a Harlem shimmy dance-movement that recalled Josephine Baker …”

Alicia Drake in the book The Beautiful Fall described Pat Cleveland’s arrival in Paris in the late 1970’s, saying, “[she came] with liquorice hair, legs like pipe-cleaners, and a …

…Harlem shimmy dance-movement that recalled Josephine Baker…she [ate] up the catwalks with her shimmering sexiness and laughter, bringing a movement and dance to fashion that no one had ever seen before. ”

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