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Female model in evening ensemble of top tied with cord, long skirt, heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designer Oscar de la Renta (American (born in the Dominican Republic), July 22, 1932), For Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901), Published by W Magazine


Height x width: 25 3/16 x 19 1/8 in. (64 x 48.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in evening ensemble: the dark foliate print top has a low v-neckline trimmed with scallop edge lace as is the scalloped ends of the 3/4 length sleeve and the scalloped hip length hem, it blouses over a narrow long cord tied at waist, the long ends finished in tassles; top worn over long fortuny pleated dark skirt of wider scale foliate print ending with a smaller scallop hemline, worn with heels

Text in marker and pencil: “VERTICAL 36% Bergdor’s clean up arm (R) V.K. Oscar de la “W” 120”


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