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Sketch from couture sketch book

Givenchy mermaid shaped dress

American
about 1969
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Hubert de Givenchy (French, born in 1927)


Dimensions

Length x width: 35 x 27.5 cm (13 3/4 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2289.10

Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Woman with hand on hip wearing turban, beaded necklace, black mermaid shaped dress with bow at waist. Heels. Text on paper: “GIVENCHY 541” (left of figure); “541” top 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