Architects at the 1931 Beaux-Arts Architect Ball. From left to right: Stewart Walker (Fuller Building), Leonard Schultze (Waldorf-Astoria), Ely Jacques Kahn (Squibb Building), William Van Alen (Chrysler Building), Ralph Walker (1 Wall Street), D.E.Ward (Metropolitan Tower), and Joseph H. Freelander (Museum of New York).
Joseph Astor, Vanity Fair, 1996.
Vanity Fairy's homage to a famous 1931 photograph from the Beaux-Arts ball presents architects outfitted with their own buildings.
Philip Johnson wearing a model of his 1984 Pittsburgh landmark, the PPG Building. By Josef Astor, 1996; costume designed and constructed by Joseph Hutchins.
I. M. Pei wears his Louvre pyramid. Robert A. M. Stern his Disney Feature Animation Building. Cesar Pelli his Carnegie Hall Tower. Philippe Starck his Tokyo Nani Nani building.
Architect Michael Graves (far left) wears his Humana Building.