Posts Tagged: Cecil Beaton

Dress-down Friday: Stephen Tennant

“I just go on looking at them in a dream of bliss…”

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Dress-down Friday: Stephen Tennant

“I just go on looking at them in a dream of bliss…”

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Dress-down Friday: Charles Henri Ford

In Op Art stripes, in black tie alongside Factory mainstay Gerard Malanga, resting serenely on his lover Pavel Tchelitchew or entertaining a gentleman caller wearing rather less than he, Ford is never less than elegant.

Dress-down Friday: Charles Henri Ford

In Op Art stripes, in black tie alongside Factory mainstay Gerard Malanga, resting serenely on his lover Pavel Tchelitchew or entertaining a gentleman caller wearing rather less than he, Ford is never less than elegant.

Dress-down Friday: Molly Fink

Exposure to, and enrolment in the global idle rich unleashed Molly’s hitherto well-concealed sense of style. Her social set included couturier Jean Patou, socialite Elsa Maxwell and photographer Cecil Beaton, her closet bulged with the best of between-the-wars design.

Dress-down Friday: Molly Fink

Exposure to, and enrolment in the global idle rich unleashed Molly’s hitherto well-concealed sense of style. Her social set included couturier Jean Patou, socialite Elsa Maxwell and photographer Cecil Beaton, her closet bulged with the best of between-the-wars design.

Riviera rani

Raj overlords from King George V down frowned on the mixed-race marriage; the British deployed protocol with practiced, passive-aggressive pettiness (as they would later with Wallis Simpson and Diana Spencer).

Riviera rani

Raj overlords from King George V down frowned on the mixed-race marriage; the British deployed protocol with practiced, passive-aggressive pettiness (as they would later with Wallis Simpson and Diana Spencer).

“A huge old baby vulture”

“Eccentricity is not […] a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.”

“A huge old baby vulture”

“Eccentricity is not […] a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.”

A medley of extemporanea

Stephen Tennant’s narcissism was so pure and open and unabashed that it belongs almost to a different category. “You were very beautiful this evening Stephen,” reads one diary entry.

A medley of extemporanea

Stephen Tennant’s narcissism was so pure and open and unabashed that it belongs almost to a different category. “You were very beautiful this evening Stephen,” reads one diary entry.