It was a serious art class - nothing sleazy at all.'My only regret is that I don't have any of those drawings.Former 007 actress Marilyn Galsworthy claims Bond and his Estonian-born wife Ina 'stole' the idea from her.Marilyn's law student daughter Jessica Lennard, 23 - older sister of Channel 5's Make Me A Supermodel contestant Jasmine - tells me: 'Setting up an alternative Ascot at Syon Park was my mother's idea, but she was cut out at the last minute.'I have fond memories of those days,' she tells me.
It concerns businessman David Bond's three-day charity-supporting jamboree in the grounds of Syon House in West London, where he hopes to recreate all the atmosphere of the royal meeting, without the racing.
Artist Josie Monro, who still teaches part-time at the Institute, remembers sketching the singer 26 years ago.
'Lesley had a lively personality and real charisma,' she says. She was very much at ease with her body and not at all prudish.' Mother-of-two Lesley, whose husband Peter is a North London GP, has no regrets about baring all.
'Of course she's upset: she sunk four months of time and money into the project.' Bond disputes this version of events.
Opera singer Lesley Garrett has always been proud of her figure. But long before she became a great soprano, she was earning pin money by showing off her voluptuous charms - as a life model for art students.
When she starred in Die Fledermaus, she appeared in a basque with pointed cones. Now some of the sketches have gone on show for the first time.