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Female model in strapless shift over wide legged pants, heels and cuff bracelet

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed by Bill Blass (American, 1922–2002)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash and black pastel on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in strapless shift cinched at top with drawstring tied in bow, hangs loosely over wide legged pants, worn with heels and cuff bracelet

Text in pencil and marker: “65 SCREENS/ COMB HINE + TONE/ HOLD BLACKS/ SOLID/ BERGDORFS/ 11/28” (left); “70%/ 415/ VERTICAL/ SM25315/ INSERT SUN MAIN/ BLASS 13810” (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