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Gloria Guinness seated and smoking in Gemini, her home near Palm Beach

February 7, 1962
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Marc Bohan (French, born in 1926), For House of Christian Dior (French, founded 1946), Model Gloria Guinness, Client Fairchild Publications, Published by Women's Wear Daily


Height x width: (62 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Charcoal on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Coverage Appeared in Women’s Wear Daily (black and white); she wears a dress designed by herself


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