Jul 22, 2012

cecil beaton

 Jean Shrimpton by Cecil Beaton, 1964
Marilyn Monroe by Cecil Beaton 1960s
Christian Dior's Couture Collection for Spring & Summer in 1957

 Opera singer Maria Callas
 Coco Chanel
 Orson Welles
 Cecil Beaton for Vogue, 1946.
 Tallulah Bankhead 1940s
young  Marlon Brando 1950s
  Audrey Hepburn for Vogue 15 August 1964
 Baroness von Thyssen at Roger Vivier's apartment
 Paula Gellibrand, The Marquesa de Casa Maury, 1928
  Dame Edith Sitwel
Nancy Beaton as a shooting star for the Galaxy Ball 1929
 Barbara Hutton, Tangier, Morocco, 1961
 Marlene Dietrich, 1935
The Soapsuds Group - At the Living Posters Ball, 1930 Baba Beaton, Wanda Baillie-Hamilton and Lady Bridget Poulett
 for Steven Klien 1960s film
 Nancy Cunard 1930s
 Candy Darling , Andy Warhol and the gang 1960s
 Barbara  Vogue  March 1964
 Portrait of Viktor Kraft by Cecil Beaton, c. 1950s
 Mick Jagger 1960s
 HRH Princess Marina, The Duchess of Kent
Duchess of Windsor 1937
 Twiggy 1967
 The Bright Young People at Wilsford: William Walton, Cecil Beaton, The Hon. Stephen Tennant, Rex Whistler, Georgia Sitwell, Zita Jungman and Teresa Jungman
 Cecil Beaton the Dandy of fashion and photographer.
 cecil beaton 1904-1980
Charles James gowns for Vogue, 1948

Beaton was one of the most important photographers of the last century. The Royal Family, famous celebrities, writers, singers, painters and statesmen were shot by Beaton. He also was a good writer and wrote about all the places he visited and the people he had known. Beaton also was a designer and a perfect english gentleman of cultivated tastes.
In the 1920s Beaton became a staff photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines.
During World War II, Beaton served in the British Ministry of Information, covering the fighting in Africa and East Asia.
 After the war Beaton resumed portrait photography, but his style became much less flamboyant. He also broadened his activities, designing costumes and sets for theatre and film. He won Academy Awards for his costume design in Gigi (1958) and for both his costume design and his art direction in My Fair Lady (1964). Several volumes of his diaries, which appeared in the 1960s and ’70s, were summarized in Self Portrait with Friends: The Selected Diaries of Cecil Beaton, 1926–1974 (1979). Beaton was knighted in 1972.

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary"

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