Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

YSL dress with ruffles and flowers

about 1966
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Girl smelling the flowers wearing flower wreath in her hair, long prairie dress with leg of mutton sleeves, ruffles under bottom of bodice at hips, long, full skirt with two tiers of ruffles underneath. Text: “YSL” (left corner).


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