Cecil Beaton

Josephine Ross is the author of books on style, history, and the British monarchy. She lives in London.

Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton, CBE, who passed away in 1980, was an English fashion and portrait photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer, and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theater. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970.

Books Authored

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“All in all, The Glass of Fashion is one of the more entertaining books that has surfaced on the topic of fashion.”

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“. . . Royal Style has much to offer.”

What might easily be dismissed as a fluff book turns out to be quite interesting.

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“Beaton in Vogue is a perfect book for the uninitiated or those of us who need to be reminded of the photographic genius that was Cecil Beaton.”