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Female model in ball gown and wrap,and earrings

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Illustrating design by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015))


Height x width: 23 13/16 x 18 1/8 in. (60.5 x 46 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, black pastel on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in ballgown: bodice textured with flower petals, off the shoulder scoop neck, fitted waist and contrasting plain full skirt and matching long wrap.

Written bottom right in ink: “8017 Scassi Gown 7/21” in pencil “SUB 5/29”
Stamped  “May 23 Rec’d”

Appeared in an ad for Lord & Taylor in 1991


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