Jean Patchett in taffeta dress with circular apron-like skirt by Omar Kiam for Ben Reig, photo by Toni Frissell, Vogue, October 1, 1951
The design firm Ben Reig was founded in 1929. The main designer at Ben Reig from 1941 through 1954 was Omar Kiam. Starting in 1948, Kiam also did a line of costume jewelry for Ben Reig. Eva Rosencrans designed for Ben Reig starting in 1961. Both designers were known for their elegant, simple, luxurious (and expensive) designs.