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Three female models in "luxury hostess" pants ensembles and heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), For Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


Height x width: 24 13/16 x 18 7/8 in. (63 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting three female models in “luxury hostess” pants ensembles:
Left: Model in matching solid light separates; hip length top with decorative panel across bust’s straight neckline, worn with matching pants tapered at ankle,heels, under a thigh length tailored double-breasted jacket, earrings

Middle: Model in delicate vertical print long tunic tied at waist with a cord, long sleeves, slit up sides with ties at wrist and open neckline, worn over narrow tapered pants and heels

Right: Model in polka dot loose hip length long sleeve top tied at waist with contrasting wide sash that matches narrow tapered pants, worn with heeels

Text in pencil, marker and pen:” VERTICAL Bergdorf’s 65 screen comb. linr & tone Hold blacks solid KPB Luxury Hostess ad”


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