Requires Photography

Female model in top, jacket, pants, flats, hat and earrings

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed for Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


Height x width: 25 x 19 1/8 in. (63.5 x 48.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in loose strapless top, drawstring pants with narrow stripe down sides and sewn pleats at hem, short full jacket with dagged hem, printed with African or Japanese inspired design, large puffy sleeves with cuffs, worn with casual flats, jaunty military style pillbox hat and large tassel earrings.

Written along left side in pencil and blue pencil: “VERTICAL Bergdof’s 65 screen combo.velox hold black solid ok D. Mello fix foot ok mp MONTANA #17211

Written in blue pencil along left side: “Reduce to 17 3/4 72.5” and a vertical line

Signature at right in marker: “KPB”


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