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Two female models wearing long skirted ensembles, headwear and shoes

American
1970s
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed by Kasper, Designed for Joan Leslie, Designed for Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


Dimensions

Length x width: 41.9 x 33 cm (16 1/2 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

2009.1881

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 in summer skirt ensembles:

Left: head scarf ,strapless dress of matching fabric,bodice gathered at center of bust and embellished with a flower, skirt is draped in two tiers, hem finished with scalloped cutwork , worn with sandals

Right: hip length blouse with scalloped cutwork hem, buttons down center front, bell-shaped sleeves, wide ribbon sash tied at waist, full skirtwith scalloped hem, flower worn in hair

Text in pencil and marker: “65 SCREEN/ COMB. LINE & TONE/ HOLD BLACKS/ SOLID.-/ BERGDORFS” “VERTICAL” “705” (left); “PLEASE GET RID OF HAIR” “CASPER FOR JOAN HEALIE” “3043” “TONIGHT INSERT” “#13841” (right).

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