Director Chris Brooks goes behind the scenes and takes an in-depth look at the history and families that bring the Bienen Davis brand to life.

FAMILY HERITAGE

2019 September

Beyoncé with the Swarovski crystal-embellished Kit bag

Beyoncé carries the Kit Bracelet Bag in black suede with Swarovski crystals to the Homecoming Private Viewing Party.

Images release September 22, 2019 from Your B at 37 on beyonce.com

2018

Met Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker with the Bienen Davis Kit bag at the Met Gala

2017

Paris Fashion Week - Autumn / Winter 2018

Bienen Davis owners, Richard K. Bienen, Meredith German and Wendell German at Richard H. Bienen's favorite Parisian bistro, Chez André.

October, 2017

American Vogue

Bienen Davis relaunch story in Vogue Magazine

1994

Richard H. Bienen in Florence, Italy

1983

Richard H. Bienen in Italy

1981

Pat Mori, Richard K. Bienen and Richard H. Bienen

1980

Richard H. Bienen obtains the license for Christian Dior handbags

1979

Liza Minnelli and Pat Mori

1977

Pat Mori by artist Joseph Eula

1977

Pat Mori by artist Joseph Eula

1975

Pat Mori as a Halston Rabbit-ette

Pictured on the arm of Joe Eula, Pat Mori attends the Magic, Dreams, and Fantasy Ball, as one of Halston's Rabbit-ettes. Hosted by Halston (also pictured) the fundraiser for the Skowhegan School of the Arts, at New York's Park Avenue Armory was an infamous party.

1973

Pat Mori and Roy Halston at Halston's NYC design studio

1969

Richard H. Bienen and Pat Mori's son, Richard K. Bienen in Acapulco, Mexico

1962

Dorris Day

Doris Day with an original Bienen Davis bag featured in the film "That Touch of Mink"

1962

Cary Grant and Doris Day

1962

Cary Grant and Richard H. Bienen

1962

Model, Roy Halston muse and wife of Richard H. Bienen, Patricia "Pat" Mori

1961

A telegram from Cary Grant to Richard H. Bienen

1953

Richard H. Bienen on a sourcing trip in Venice, Italy

March, 1953

American Vogue

Bienen Davis advertisement

1953

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

An original Bienen Davis bag that is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's permanent collection

February, 1952

American Vogue

The Bienen Davis Ronay bag appears on the cover of American Vogue

1950

Film & Television

Bienen Davis handbags appear in iconic films and television shows such as "I Love Lucy" 

1942

Corporal Richard H. Bienen

Corporal Richard H. Bienen, son of Bienen Davis founder Herbert Bienen, during World War II prior to joining the family business

1931

Bienen Davis is Established

An early advertisement for the Bienen Davis line founded by Herbert Bienen and Edwin Davis

1892 - 1894

Bienen Family

Patriarchs of the Bienen family arrive in New York as purse makers working on Manhattan's Lower East Side

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