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Three female models: left in hat, coat, pants and flats; middle in hat, coat, boots; right in short coat, skirt hose , flats, fur stole, scarf and hat

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed by Giorgio Armani (Italian, born in 1934)


Height x width: 25 3/16 x 19 1/8 in. (64 x 48.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting three female models in winter ensembles:

Left: model in belted doublebreasted midlength coat, possibly fur, with standup collar and epaulets; slacks, flats and brimmed hat and gloves.

Middle: Model in heavy fabric or fur midlength coat with puffy sleeves gathered into buttoned cuff, its wide belt, cuffs and buttoned high collar are made of contrasting fabric, worn with heeled high boots and wide brim hat.

Right: Model in fur (?) hip-length coat closed with single button, has lapels and wide sleeves, worn over pleated midlength skirt; in textured hose,wing tip ties, scarf, wide brimmed hat, gloves and long fur stole.

Text in marker, pencil and ink: ” VERTICAL 65 screen combo velox line & tone hold black solid 13 7/8 Bergdorfs “W” Sept. 15 Giorgio Armani 8/28 KPB”

Label: Quality Photo Engraving”

Tape residue upper right


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