photographers of the Twentieth century and is renowned for his images of
elegance, glamour and style. His influence on portrait photography was profound
and lives on today in the work of many contemporary photographers including David
Bailey and Mario Testino.
Seeking to pursue his interest in photography, Beaton sent photos to editors and
fell in with the Bright Young Things, London's bohemian crowd. He was eventually
hired as a staff photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue, where he developed a
unique style of posing sitters with unusual backgrounds. Beaton published his
first collection of works in 1930 with The Book of Beauty, and his fame grew to
the point where he was tapped to photograph the wedding of the Duke of Windsor
and Wallis Warfield in 1937 and Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953.
Cecil Beaton was a favorite photographer of celebrities and aristocrats. His
famous subjects included leading ladies such as Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and
Audrey and Katharine Hepburn.
Jacqueline (Kennedy Onassis) and Lee Bouvier (Radziwill)
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Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Andrew
NY City Ballet dancer Mimi Paul