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Described as ‘Rip Van With-It’ by Cyril Connolly, and a dandy by others, Cecil Beaton’s influence was extensive in his lifetime and continues to grow long after his death. Fashion historian Benjamin Wild makes use of archive material and conversations with some of Beaton’s tailors to consider his personal style and sartorial legacy.
Fashion historian Dr Benjamin Wild is guest lecturer at the Condé Nast College, London. He has published widely on the subject of fashion and material culture in peer-reviewed journals, national magazines and newspapers.
The book will be available to buy from the Waterstones' stall at this event.