Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

Courrèges space dress

about 1969
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by André Courrèges (French, born in 1923)


Length x width: 35 x 27 cm (13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Woman wearing skull cap with flaps over ears, fur around neck, bodice-like piece over bust, corset-like piece over waist, full miniskirt. Mid-calf boots with eyelets. Hands extended as if dancing. Text on paper: “Courrèges” (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