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Two female models wearing Bill Blass pants ensembles

American
1970s
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designer Bill Blass (American, 1922–2002), For Blassport, For Bill Blass, Inc. (American, founded 1970)


Dimensions

Length x width: 53 x 34.5 cm (20 7/8 x 13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.1868

Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models:
left in mid-length tunic slit hight at sides, belt tied at waist, dolmation wide sleeves and loose pants worn with pointed shoes and bangle bracelets

Right: model is topless in open sided tunic with tied at side under arms,vloose pants, pointed shoes, bangle bracelet.

Text in marker and pencil:”B.GBLASSPORT” “12/21” (bottom left); “VERTICAL” “16 1/2” “81 +” (right), “VELOX- HOLD THIS LINE” (center).

Signature in marker on left: “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