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Female model in matching vest and jacket, skirt and espadrilles with pocket handkerchief

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 25 3/8 x 19 5/16 in. (64.5 x 49 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, white-out on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in tailored striped worn underbuttoned v-neck vest worn under matching open hip length jacket with lapels, buttons down front, handkerchief in breast pocket, side pockets, long sleeves rolled up below elbows, worn with contrasting “girly” dark printed peasant style tiered skirt, deep bottom tier hem finished with lace trim, worn with ankle strap espadrilles

Text in pencil and ink: “VERTICAL Bergdorfs 65 screen comb. line & tone hold blacks solid auto drop-out DVEPI #15938”

Taped label with information


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