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Female model in top scarf, top, pants coat, high heel boots

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


Height x width: 25 9/16 x 19 1/8 in. (65 x 48.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, inkwash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in white collared shirt, dark slim pants over high heel ankle boots, ensemble worn under calf lenth coat with side flap pockets, made of a textured or printed fabric resembling scales, a knit scarf tied under coat lapels, also a fur tunic is worn over coat or attached to it: it’s hem length and cut matches the coat, short cap sleeves reveal coat sleeves, there are two side pockets

Text in ink, marker and pencil: “VERTICAL 6 2/16 29% KPB Bergdorf’s 65 screen combine line and tone hold blacks solid (rush) Borderie #17163 9/14/78”


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