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Female model wearing Bill Blass skirt ensemble

American
1970s
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designer Bill Blass (American, 1922–2002), Designed for Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


Dimensions

Length x width: 64 x 48.5 cm (25 3/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.1875

Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in Bill Blass separates: blouse buttoned at neck slit down center front, wide bell-shaped sleeves, floral patterned floor length flowing skirt tied with sash embelished with a big flower

Text in ink, marker and pencil: “VERTICAL” (left); “BERGDORFS/ 65 SCREEN/ COMB. HINE + TONE/ HOLD BLACKS/ SOLID” “TONIGHT 4822 INSERT” “BLASS 13867” (bottom right).

Signature at left in marker: “KPB”

Head drawn on separate paper pasted to original

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