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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)


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