Requires Photography

Female model in dress, jacket, heels and hat

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


Height x width: 16 15/16 x 13 3/8 in. (43 x 34 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash and graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in sundress and jacket ensemble: the dress has a square neckline and narrow shoulder straps, tied at waist with a cord, the skirt falls below knee and has a right side pocket edged with trim that matches trim bordering hemline; the co-ordinating hiplength jacket has the same trim along sleeves, pocket edges with epaulet trim at shoulders and is open in front, worn with strappy heels and fedora style sun hat

Text in ink and marker: “VERTICAL 8 1/2 65 screen comb. L & tones Bergdorf’s Albert Nipon 3/28/76 3168 500 12989”

Stamp: “Tonight Insert”


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