Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

"Givenchy advance"

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on folded paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


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).


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