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Female model in two-piece evening gown

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


Height x width: 25 9/16 x 18 7/8 in. (65 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in Greek inspired Fortuny pleated two piece evening dress; knee length tunic top is tied at waist with a long cord, has ruffled collar neckline, long full sleeves gathered into wide wristbands embellished with row of covered buttons, the floorlength skirt hem curls

Text in marker and pencil: “VERTICAL 18 1/2 KPB Bergdorfs 65 screen comb. Line & tone Hold all blacks solid 820”


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