Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

Dior long coat with pinstripe tights

about 1969
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957)


Length x width: 18.5 x 14.5 cm (7 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Woman wearing spotted skull cap, plaid scarf, long coat with oversized lapels, long skirt with split center front, pinstriped tights, square heels with fringe on toe. Text on paper: “DIOR 22” (left of figure); “#22” (bottom); “PAGE 4” (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