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Female model in belted skirt suit, scarf, hat, heels, holding gloves

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), For Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


Height x width: 17 11/16 x 12 5/8 in. (45 x 32 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash and white-out on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in 30s look belted skirt suit: fitted hip length jacket is buttoned down front with double chest and hip pockets, the slim belt’s buckle matches front metal buttons and single ones closing sleeve cuffs, long matching scarf is tied loosely at neck and fastened with a large kilt pin, the tailored skirt falls straight to below knee with center pleat, worn with low heels, brimmed derby, model holds gloves

Text in pencil and ink:”Leonard Dean 480 3671 Bergdorf’s”

Stamp:”tonight 1 insert”

Drawing on two pieces of paper glued together, tape at right of page


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