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Sketch from couture sketch book

YSL one dress, one asian inspired coat

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 with tape resin

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Two women. Left: form-fitting black long sleeved dress to mid-calf. Right: asian-inspired coat with all-over pattern, four closures down the front, heels. Text on paper: “49 St. Laurent” (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