Alice Hawkins And The Footwear Industry

Alice Hawkins And The Footwear Industry

Pat Keeling

Pat Keeling - 1972Pat’s first association with modelling was in 1969 when she took a modelling course with Kathy Parker Agency based in Leicester. 
She was inspired to pursue a career as a model.  At the time Leicester was at its peak in the hosiery industry and because she had a good pair of legs she ended up on the cover of packs of tights and stockings, Pretty Polly, Elle, Christian Dior.  Things really took off when she became the BBC Golden Girl in 1972, and this opened many doors for radio, TV and personal appearances.  The next few years took her on many fabulous assignments.

Realising that a model’s life is limited, she started the Pat Keeling Model Agency in 1977 while still taking on her own modelling assignments.

The agency’s reputation for professionalism and excellence grew.  Fantastic fashion shows were produced for the Leicester Mercury throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s.  The agency choreographed and produced shows for Next Plc, John Lewis, BHS, Mothercare, Asda, Adams Childrenswear, Tesco, Matalan and The Clothes Show Live, to name but a few.

 

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    Bryony July 26th, 2010 at 7:37 am

    This is an interesting comparrison – can’t wait to see how the story develops.

 

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