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Female model in matching ensemble of short shorts under belted halter dress, with, heels, bangle and flower in hair

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 24 13/16 x 18 7/8 in. (63 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, yellow gouache, black pastel and white-out on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in casual ensemble of vertical stripe print embellished with dashes of yellow: a mid-length halter top dress buttoned down bodice but the mid-length skirt is left open down center to reveal short shorts underneath; the dress has a white belt at waist matching white narrow pointy collar and tops of big front pockets, worn with toeless heels, bangle bracelet and flower in hair.

Text in pencil and marker:”VERTICAL Bergdorf’s 65 screen comb. line & tone hold black solid MAX et LOO-LOO # 18054”

Stamp at bottom right: “Please return to Bergdorf Goodman”


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