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Female model in ensemble of tunic, pants and shoes

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 25 3/16 x 18 7/8 in. (64 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, 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 simple wide flowing hip lenth v-neck tunic worn with matching pants: the narrow leg hem puddles over toeless shoes

Text in pencil and marker: “VERTICAL Halston T.C.S. Sept. Bergdorf’s HALSTON 462/110 LINE NEG ONLY”

Signature in marker at bottom: “KPB”

Tape and sticker adhered at right


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