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Sketch from couture sketch book

"Givenchy advance"

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


Dimensions

Length x width: 28 x 23 cm (11 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2289.14

Medium or Technique

Black marker on folded paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Woman wearing black hat, puffy dress with large bow at neck and gather at knees. Text on paper: “GIVENCHY ADVANCE” (right of figure); “NEW LOOK” (lower right); unidentifiable script written in pencil accompanying numbers “525” (lower 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