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Three female models in Geoffrey Beene ensembles

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed by Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004)


Length x width: 64 x 48.5 cm (25 3/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker,ink wash, black pastel, white pencil on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting three female models,central figure on separate paper glued to original.

Left model in v-neck top, loose jacket, skirt belted at waist sandal heels.

Middle illu: woman wearing large scale floral patterned leisure ensemble: loose-fitting top gathered at collar, waist and sleeve hem with ribbons waistand worn with matching pants and flats

Model on right in loose waltz-length dress, the ining or petticoat finished with small ruffles, dress has puff sleeve, open v-neck ruffled collar with drawstring embellished with flowers at ends, model wears heeled sandals.

Text top left in pencil: “650 Vertical 14 7/8

Text at bottom in pencil #15900 BEENE FOR Times FEB?”

Signature in middle 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