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Female model in long evening gown, heels and bracelets

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), For Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, white gouache on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in long evening dress of printed fabric , bodice has deep v-neckline with scalloped edge, ruffled short cap sleeves, vertical pleats along side of torso, tied at waist with wide matching sash; skirt has slender silouette with slit up front and smal train, worn with heels, and large cuff bracelets

Text in pencil and ink: ” VERTICAL 18 3/4 80.5 KPB Bergdorf’s 65 screen comb. line & tone Hold blacks solid 1 1/2” LAWD #17931”

Tape residue on both sides


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