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Female model in gown and earrings

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 9 13/16 x 11 13/16 in. (25 x 30 cm)

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 female model in a long gown; the sling bodice is gathered at top to a ribbon tied around left shoulder, it then drapes across torso in thin folds to right side of narrow waistband from which the narrow skirt falls in folds to floor; model wears large teardrop earrings

Text in marker, pencil and ink: ” VERTICAL Halston #17176 Bergdorf’s KPB”

Tape residue and taped large tear at 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