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Three female models In Basile separates: tunic with harem pants and heels, pants suit with blouse, coat, scarf, hat and heels, skirt suit with blouse, hose, gillies and cap

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designer Basile


Height x width: 23 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. (59 x 47 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting three female models in separates:

Left: polka dot v-neck long slleve tunic slit up front, printed narrow harem pants, with matching broad sash tied at hips and heels

Middle: low cut collared blouse, mannish pinstripe pants suit, collared broad plaid midi coat with buttons down front, wide sleeves and broad cuffs, strap heels, scarf and fedora style hat

Right: blouse, vertical pattern fabric for suit consisting of side slit skirt and loose tailored hip length jacket suit, textured hose, gillies and cap

Text in pencil and marker: “Bergdorf’s 65 screen comb.line & tone Hold black solid 68% VERTICAL 14 3/8 Times Aug. 20,78 BASILE 1200”

Signature in marker at left: “KPB”

Illustration is in two sections joined down center


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