taken at a Beaux-Arts Ball in New York City on January 23, 1931, shows a gathering of famous architects dressed up as the equally (if not more) famous buildings they designed. Pictured from left to right are: A. Stewart Walker (Fuller Building), Leonard Schultze (Waldorf-Astoria), Ely Jacques Kahn (Squibb Building), William Van Alen [looking particularly splendid] (Chrysler Building), Ralph Walker (1 Wall Street), D.E. Ward (Metropolitan Tower), Joseph H. Freelander (Museum of New York) Beaux Art, Ball, Dresses Up, Buildings, Famous Architects, Architects Dresses, New York, Wall Street, Chrysler Building
The famous Beaux-Arts Ball of 1931, a “Fête Moderne” held at the Hotel Astor, where architects dressed as the buildings they had designed. From left to right: A. Stewart Walker as the Fuller Building, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, William Van Alen as the Chrysler Building, Ralph Walker as the Irving Trust, D. E. Ward as the Metropolitan Tower, and Joseph Freedlander as the Museum of the City of New York.