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Sketch from couture sketch book

Woman's double breasted coat with large pockets

American
about 1969
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Emanuel Ungaro (French, born in 1933)


Dimensions

Length x width: 35 x 27 cm (13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2289.4

Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Woman wearing skull cap with very long eyelashes that seem to have circles on their ends. A scarf is tied around her neck, beneath which emerges the top of a collared shirt. Layered on top of the shirt is a double breasted coat with extra large lapels. The coat is an A-line shape with 4 sets of buttons down the center front and two sets of flapped pockets beginning below the bust line and ending mid thigh. The artist has drawn a linear background, shaped like a square with a triangle on top, like a ski slope. Text to the right of the image reads: “UNGARO 17.” Text in the top left hand corner reads: “17” with a red check mark made in colored pencil to its left.

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