Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

Robe-like coat with all-over pattern

about 1966
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957)


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 cap, robe-like coat with all-over pattern, wrap closure, thick cuffs and collar, jewelry belt slung around hips; over wide pants. Text on paper: “98 DIOR” (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