The Pat Keeling Leicester Model Agency Collection
Pat says. “At the time Leicester was at its peak in the hosiery industry and because I had a good pair of legs I ended up on the cover of packs of tights and stockings – Pretty Polly, Elle and Christian Dior”.
Things really took off in 1972 when she became the BBC’s Golden Girl and this opened the door for many radio, TV and personal appearances. Her modeling assignments took her as far afield as Iran and in 1973 she came third in the Miss UK contest. Other titles followed, including Miss Leicester City FC in 1974.
Realising that a model’s life was limited, Pat started her own modeling agency in Leicester in 1977. While still taking on modeling assignments, she now focused on the agency. The agency’s reputation for professionalism and excellence grew.
Highlights of Pat’s collection include Fantastic fashion shows which were produced for the Leicester Mercury at De Montfort Hall throughout the 80’s and 90’s featuring local Leicester people. The agency choreographed and produced shows for Next plc, George, Adams Kids, John Lewis, BHS, Mothercare, Tesco, Matalan and The Clothes Show Live, to name but a few. .
Photographic work for models of all ages from babies to pensioners and promotions throughout the UK were and still are everyday business.
MACE are looking forward to receiving this collection in January.
Pat Keeling Model Agency – 38 Northgate Street, Leicester, LE3 5BY. Tel: 0116 262 2540 Fax: 0116 253 7712