April 24, 2020

Episode 39: Scandalous! Beaton & The Bright Young Things

Episode 39: Scandalous! Beaton & The Bright Young Things

Lucy and Ben explore the life and times of Cecil Beaton


This week, Lucy and Ben explore the life and times of Dress: Fancy’s patron saint, Cecil Beaton. The social upheavals in Europe between the First and Second World Wars created an unsettling mix of expectation and fear. Weary and wealthy, a privileged group of twenty-somethings attempted to turn doubt and despair into delight and delirium. Their antics and fancy dress shenanigans became legendary, but, Beaton apart, their hopes for escape remained tragically unfulfilled.