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Two female models: left model in top, sweater, loose pants tucked into boots, pin and cap right model in dress, jacket, boots and hat

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


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, white-out on pastel paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models:

Model on left in turtleneck top, cowl-necked shaggy pullover sweater with a pin, loose pants tucked into tall flat boots and a cap

Model on right wears midi-length dress with loose skirt, collared neckline and buttons down to waist in front, short jacket tied at waist has piping trim on lapels, cuffs and pockets, worn with flat boots, brimmed hat with drawstring styled after a rain hat

Written: on left in blue pencil: “Vertical”

on bottom left in marker: “Bergdof’s 65 screen combine and tone Hold blacks Solid”

on bottom right in ink and blue pencil: “Times 8/6/78 ok MA. Beene Bag OBC #16843 64%”

Signature on right 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