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Sketch from couture sketch book

YSL two women in long skirts

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Two women. Left: high neck standing collar long sleeved shirt with Asian inspired closures along front, long full black skirt, heels. Right: mandarin collar with front placket along center front, cuffs, belted at waist with tassle, long full skirt, heels. Text on paper: “36” (top left); “YSL 36” (right of figure).


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