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Two female models wearing long skirted ensembles, headwear and shoes

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed by Kasper


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


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).


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