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Female model in Halston evening gown, shawl and heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designer Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston (American, 1932–1990), Designed for Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


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

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 strapless gown, knot at bust, shawl, strappy heels.

Text on left: “VERTICAL/ TONIGHT 3010/ 7/25/ HALSTON”

Text on right in marker and pencil “830/ 50 1/4/ O.K. V. KNOLL 7-6-76/ BERGDORFS”

Signature on left in marker: “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