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Cecil Beaton


This March, Thames and Hudson are releasing Beaton in Vogue, an extraordinary compilation of the best pictures shot by Cecil Beaton for Vogue during his years reporting the magazine.

Beaton captured starlets and socialites alike, but are the portraits of  the British royal family which stand over his entire work. Queen Elizabeth II was still a young princess when she first sat for Beaton in 1942. Over the next years he photographed her on many occasions, including her Coronation Day in 1953.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is celebrating the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee holding an exhibition of her best portraits by Cecil Beaton, showing her Majesty in her roles as princess, monarch and mother.

Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton. From February 8 to April 22 at Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Beaton in Vogue, available to pre-order at V&A Shop.


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