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Two female models wearing Armani skirt, jacket and boots ensembles

American
1970s
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Giorgio Armani (Italian, born in 1934)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2009.1860

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models:

Left: model in fedora style hat wears turtleneck with long fur piece around neck, two belts at waist of front pleat skirt, thigh-length patterned double-breasted coat with lapels and buttons at wrists and high heeled boots.

Right:model in Fedora style, thick fur piece around neck, turtleneck, thigh-length solid coat pleated at waist with square pocket,patterned loose skirt, high heeled boots.

Top left corner of paper torn

Text on left in pencil: “more puffiness to fur on left VERTICAL ok MT OIS”

Text bottom right in pencil:”ARMANI C15203”

Signature on left in marker: “KPB”

Provenance

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