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Female model in dress, coat, hose, heels and hat

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


Height x width: 17 1/8 x 13 3/8 in. (43.5 x 34 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in dropped waist below knee dress, collarless, the boat neckline has contrasting triangle of dark fabric also seen on flounce at wrist of long sleeves, dress worn under open oversize coat falling below hip, two large buttons at model’s left chest, the lapels contrast, two big front pockets at coat’s hem, worn with dark hose, T-trap heels and ribbed knit cloche

Text in ink, marker and pencil: ” 380 Bergdorf’s 65 screen Comb. Line & tone Hold blacks solid 24261 VERTICAL Auto DO drop-out KRIZIA C13849

Stamp: “insert Thursday”

Paper patch at right of figure


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