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Babe Paley smoking and shopping at Chez Ninon, the custom fashion salon, wearing a white wool dress

March 12, 1964
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Model Barbara "Babe" Paley (American, 1915–1978), Client Fairchild Publications, Published by Women's Wear Daily


Height x width: (62 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Charcoal and white paint on gray paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Appeared in the article entitled: “America’s Most Elegant Woman” (Women’s Wear Daily) (black and white)


The artist; gift of the artist to the MFA. (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Kenneth Paul Block, made possible with the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf