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The Duchess of Windsor in Yves Saint Laurent gown

April 9, 1962
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008), For House of Saint Laurent (French, founded 1961), Model Wallis Simpson, known as The Duchess of Windsor (American, 1895 or 1896–1986), Client Fairchild Publications, Published by Women's Wear Daily


Height x width: (59 x 40 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Charcoal with opaque white paint on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Appeared in the article entitled: “The Duchess of Windsor in St. Laurent’s Evening Blue” (Women’s Wear Daily) (black and white)


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