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Two female models in heels and Mollie Parnis dresses, right model also wears jacket,

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed by Mollie Parnis (American, 1902–1992), Designed for Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker,ink wash, white gouache on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models:

Left model wearing loose t-shape bodice with tie at neck, slit down center front, pleated skirt hits below knee, strappy heeled sandals

Right: model wearing Fortuny pleated loose long sleeved jacket with ribbon-tied neckline, v-neck bodice of dress trimed with ribbon that ties in bow and mid-length pleated skirt, strappy heels.

Text in ink, marker and pencil: “BERGDORFS/ 65 SCREEN/ COMB. LINE + TONE/ HOLD BLACKS/ SOLID” “3965 TONIGHT INSERT” (bottom left); “COMBO 65 SC” (top right); “REDUCE COMB CUT” “16 11/16” “VERTICAL” “76” (right); “D.M. CRONDA C 1465 + MOLLIE PARNIS” (bottom right)

Signature at left in marker: “KPB”


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