Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

YSL two women

about 1969
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008)


Length x width: 27.5 x 18 cm (10 13/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Two women on either side of YSL logo. Left: Woman wearing black hat, turtleneck tunic, thigh high boots, and long jacket with scarf. Right: Woman wearing white hat, black turtleneck and pants under patterned coat, square heels. Text on paper: “55” (left); “48” (right). Line border.


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