Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

YSL jacket with paillettes

about 1966
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008)


Height x width: 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (35 x 27 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Woman wearing pink and purple skull cap, jacket with buttons center front, no collar, paillettes; wide legged trousers with stripe down side. Text on paper: “YSL #2” (top left), “PINK AND PURPLE,” “ALL OUTLINED IN PAILLETTES,” “SHOCKING ON BLACK” (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