This photo was published in the book “The Essential Cecil Beaton - Photographs 1920-1970” (published by Schirmer/Mosel).
A kind of master of ceremonies to the British Empire, fashion and society photographer Cecil Beaton depicted the high and low of the century with his signature elegance and panache: the British Royal family, the nobility, the London bohemian, and the New York underground. This volume, a comprehensive survey of his work, is now available again in a hardcover edition. With texts by Philippe Garner and David Alan Mellor.
More pictures from this book can be seen here.
“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.” (Cecil Beaton)
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