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Three femal models in Beene jacket , top, skirt or pants ensembles

American
1970s
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designer Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004), Designed for Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


Dimensions

Height x width: 25 3/8 x 18 7/8 in. (64.5 x 48 cm)

Accession Number

2009.1911

Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, graphite white gouache on pastel paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting three female models:

Left: collared top, long sleeved belted button-down slim striped jacket with flower at collarm calf-length skirt and strap heels

Middle: Striped wide collared buttoned blouse, striped bolero length jacket with full long sleeves gathered to cuffs, pants with pockets cinched at waist with wide sashed tied in front, heels and brimmed hat

Right: collared blouse pleated down front worn with flower at neckline, soft collarless jacket with pockets, patterned loose pants cinched with wide flamboyant belt, heels

Text in pencil and marker: “71+ VERTICAL 65 screen comb Line & tone Hold black solid 2100line BEENE 17229 Feb. 18th”

Stamped: “PLEASE RETURN TO BERGDORF GOODMAN”

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