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

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


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