Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

YSL woman wearing flipped fedora

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


Length x width: 39 x 27.5 cm (15 3/8 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

Image pieced together using tape. Woman wearing black fedora with flip in back, coat with square pockets, black pencil skirt, heels. Text on paper: “ST. LAURENT” (left of figure); “89” (top 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