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Female model in safari-inspired shirt dress

American
1970s–1980s
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Valentino Garavani (known as Valentino) (Italian, born in 1932), For House of Valentino (Italian, founded 1959)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2009.2042

Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, graphite, on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in safari shirt dress with bag slung over shoulder. Written in marker in lower left corner: “Valentino #15294” In marker on bottom: “Bergdorfs / 65 screen / comb Line & Tone / Hold Blacks / Solid”

Provenance

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