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Sketch from couture sketch book

YSL wrap dress and fur 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

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Two women. Left: wrap dress with long sleeves and deep V-neckline, tied at waist with bow. Right: black skull cap, fur surrounding the neck and shoulders of double-breasted coat. Text on paper: “YSL 68” (left of figure); “68” (top right).


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