Portrait of Valentina, fashion and costume designer

American
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


Dimensions

Height x width: (63 x 48 cm)

Accession Number

2009.809

Medium or Technique

Charcoal on gray paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

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

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