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Female model in Anne Klein dress and heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designer Anne Klein (American, 1923–1974), Designed for Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


Length x width: 64 x 48.5 cm (25 3/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash and white gouache on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in patterned dress with off-shoulder rouched elastic top, gathered loosely at hip, loose mid-length skirt, sandal heels

Text in pencil, marker and ink: “VERTICAL” (left), “BERGDORFS/ 65 SCREEN/ COMB. HIME + TONE/ HOLD BLACKS SOLID” “ANNE KLEIN C 15881” “TUESDAY AD. NO. 24580/ DATE 11/29/ SCALE 840” (lower left), “AUTO DROP OUT” (lower right), “18 5/8” (right).

Signature at right in marker pasted on separate paper: “KPB”

Tag affixed at bottom


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