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Female model in evening dress, heels, bangle bracelet and earrings

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designer Joan Leslie


Height x width: 25 3/16 x 18 7/8 in. (64 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, black pastel on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in two piece evening gown, the bodice has spaghetti straps and low straight neckline, made of tiered pleat fabric and tied at waist with very long ornamented cord, worn over fortuny pleated long skirt with sklit up left side, heels, bangle bracelt and long droopy earrings

Text in marker and pencil: ” VERTICAL 3/14/79” Joan Leslie #17930 Bergdorf’s 65 screen comb. line & tone Hold black solids 6 9/10”

torn at bottom


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