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Five female models in extravagant luxurious peasant-style costumes

September 3–10, 1976
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Adolfo Sardiña, known as Adolfo (American (born in Cuba in 1933)), For Adolfo, Inc. (American), Illustrating design by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008), For House of Saint Laurent (French, founded 1961), For YSL Rive Gauche, Illustrating design by Oscar de la Renta (American (born in the Dominican Republic), July 22, 1932), Client Fairchild Publications, Published by W Magazine


Height x width: (60 x 46 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor, metallic paint, colored crayon and black marker

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Appeared in the article entitled: “Fashion looks – Fantasy” (W Magazine) From left to right: Adolfo; three by Yves Saint Laurent (two from his couture collection); Oscar de la Renta (color)


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