Portrait of Valentina, fashion and costume designer

mid 20th–20th century
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Valentino Garavani (known as Valentino) (Italian, born in 1932), For House of Valentino (Italian, founded 1959), Model Valentina (American (born in Russia), 1904–1989), Client Fairchild Publications, Published by Women's Wear Daily


Height x width: (63 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Charcoal on gray paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Editorial illustration – society or designer/industry portrait Appeared in Women’s Wear Daily (black and white)


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