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Sketch from couture sketch book

Two women wearing wide legged pants

American
about 1969
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957)


Dimensions

Length x width: 35 x 29 cm (13 3/4 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2289.6

Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

The woman to the left wears her dark hair gathered in a bun at the nape of her neck, dangling earrings with a long patterned scarf tied around her neck, blowing in the breeze and a long necklace falling below her hips. She dons a long plaid tunic which has a wide collar, buttons down to her hips, a pocket over each breast, and long sleeves which gather into wide cuffs. The length falls to just above her ankles. Beneath the tunic she wears wide legged plaid pants to match. The wears square toed heels on her feet.
The woman to the right wears fabric tied around her head. She also has dangling earrings and a long necklace hanging from her neck falling just above her belly button. She wears an incredibly long scarf which is draped around her neck several times, still to have its fringe dust the top of the floor. This woman wears a lively patterned tunic with logn sleeves, falling just below her hips. Under the tunic is a full skirt that hits above the ankles. Beneath the skirt are a pair of wide legged pants with the same pattern. She wears square toed heels also.
Text on the image reads: “103” to the left of the left figure; “DIOR” in between the figures; and “96” in the top right.

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