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Female model wearing Hanae Mori dress, stole and heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designer Hanae Mori (Japanese, born in 1926)


Length x width: 64 x 40.5 cm (25 3/16 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, black pastel and white gouache on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in heels, sheer flowing scarf over long gown with bold leaf pattern, bra style empire bodice layered with small ruffles has spaghetti straps

Text in pencil, marker an ink on paper: “1/23 38 COP. 110SC 52051” (top right on tape), “BERGDORFS HANAE MORI 15926” (lower right).

Signature in marker on right:”KPB”


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