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Female model in separates ensemble: shirt, necktie, jacket, skirt, boots, hat, earrings

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 25 3/8 x 18 7/8 in. (64.5 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, grey pastel on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in shirtwaist ensemble: striped shirt with white Peter Pan collar and wrist cuffs, thin necktie, short man-tailored striped jacket is fitted at waist, the sleeves bell at wrist and finished with three buttons, skirt of wide scale plaid is full with accordion pleats gathered into a waistband, worn with high heeled calf boots, breast handkerchief, earrings and GI style cap worn down over right eye

Text in marker and pencil: “VERTICAL Bergdorf’s 65 screen comb line & tone Hold all blacks solid Fredericks 16827 6 5/8”


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