career began as she danced her way from ballet into the fashion
world and become known as "stylist to the stars" in
1968. She then worked extensively styling fashion shoots. Pat
became sought after to to contribute to advertising campaigns
and editorial shoots with photographers Richard
Avedon, Helmut Newton, Patrick
Demarchelier, Bill King
and Hiro. In NYC 1976 Pat styled
"The Elsa Peretti Bunny" which was the immortal image
shot by Helmut Newton. She also posed and participated in many
other styling shoots with Helmut, including Playboy. Introduced
by Helmet and June Newton to Melka Treanton, editor of French
Voque, Pat was offered to join her for the French Collections.
uninhibited flair, style and elan was also often documented
by Bill Cunningham, of the New
York Times. During the 70's, Pat became passionately interested
in photography and she did pioneering work with the SX-70 polaroid.
Eelco Wolf, head of the Creative
Department of the Polaroid Corporation, encouraged and supported
Pat with film and cameras for years. The composed images of
antiques dolls, jewelry, and the bodies of her circle of friends
appeared in her first publication, the SX-70 Art book, by Lustrum
in 1978 and curated by Ralph Gibson.
She worked with Bert Stern and
Shannah Laumeister on a documentary
of Bert Stern in Paris at Musee Maillol in 2006.