Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

Text on paper YSL 38

American
about 1966
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2009.3844.125

Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Description of Yves Saint Laurent’s collection written on a notecard which asks audience members to abstain from smoking during the show. Text on paper(from top, left to right, FRONT): “38/12 (C.) RED VEL. COAT OVER BODY SOTKC & KNIT SHORTS/ 82 RAIN COAT/ (crossed out) 37 BL. VEL. JACKET PLAID/ 36 BR. VEL. JACKET PLAID SKIRT/ 21 DR VEL. COAT/ 54 RED COAT, PRAJT (?) DRESS SLEEVELESS PULLOVER/ 77 BL. SURPLICE BL. VELVET PRINCESS WITH PETTICOAT/ 39 RUFFLED PRINTED SURPLICE/ 73 BL. SLIP (LACE)/ 66 PRINTED CHIFFON (COLOR)/ 79 BEIGE CHIFFON”
BACK: “2 PURPLE & GREEN JACKET OVER PANTS/ 48 RUFFLED PROUST-WINE (C.)/ 62 POISON GREEN & BL. RUFFLES (C.)/ 33 SILK SKI PARKA OVER SLIP GREEN/ 52 BLACK SATIN/ 65 GREY-BROWN RUFFLED LONG TAFFETA 44”

Provenance

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