Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

Givenchy mermaid shaped dress

about 1969
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Hubert de Givenchy (French, born in 1927)


Length x width: 35 x 27.5 cm (13 3/4 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Woman with hand on hip wearing turban, beaded necklace, black mermaid shaped dress with bow at waist. Heels. Text on paper: “GIVENCHY 541” (left of figure); “541” top left.


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