The Easel

A Portrait of the Socialites as Bright Young Things

Beaton left Cambridge without a degree. No matter – Vogue had already started publishing his photos. His brilliant career covered portrait photography and, later, Hollywood film design. Beaton moved in exotic circles and his images of aristocratic 20-somethings partying to excess in the 1920’s is “a social record nonpareil”. Some background on Beaton is here.