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Female model in jacket and skirt suit

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed by Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957), Published by The New York Times


Height x width: 23 5/8 x 18 1/8 in. (60 x 46 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, white out, black pastel on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in skirt suit: bodice has hip length peplum fitted at waist with single button, high collared v-neckline, long sleeves with cuffs embellished by a button and front slit pockets on the diagonal; the straight skirt is mid-calf and slit to side, hem draped to fall in folds

Written in marker lower left: “#80091 072 C. Dior Cuit 7/19 2 x 7 NYT”


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