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Female model in Galanos evening dress and heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed by James Galanos (American, born in 1924)


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 and graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in evening dress, lace ruchingat top creates one arm off-shoulder strap, sash with bow at waist, center slit up skirt, heels.

Text at left in pencil: “VERTICAL/ V.K. 5-12-77”

Text at bottom right in pencil “GALANOS C 14635”

Signature at left 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