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Two female models in evening dresses and heels, model on right has a shawl

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


Height x width: 25 x 18 7/8 in. (63.5 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, black pastel, white-out on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models in evening wear:

Left model in long two-tone layered gown cut on bias with handkerchief hem, scoop neckline and sheer cape like sleeves attached to spaghetti straps, worn with strappy heels

Right model in long evening gown: snug bodice of plaid print has straight neckline above bust, spaghetti straps, attached at waist to contrasting long skirt layered with two solid sheer fabrics cut on the bias with handkerchief hems, worn with strappy heels and sheer shawl that matches a skirt fabric

Text in ink, marker and pencil: “VERTICAL KPB 5147 87C no straps 16 1/4 65 scre. comb. L & Tone Bergdorf’s”



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