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Female model in dress with belt worn with scarf, hose and heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed by Bill Blass (American, 1922–2002)


Height x width: 25 x 18 7/8 in. (63.5 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink wash, black pastel, white-out on pastel paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in dress printed with bands of paisley and folk motifs: bodice has large collar,long full sleevesfitted at waist by broad belt with big buckle, the full skirt is sharply pleated, worn with matching scarf tied in front, dark hose and heels

Text in pencil bottom left: “110 sc setup 48.5 BILL BLASS 1970”

Signature in pastel at right:”KPB”


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