Fuck Cecil Beaton

Taking a stand against Cecil Beaton, praised to the skies for his gauzey soft-focus photography and overblown costumes for My Fair Lady, this (direct) recreation of a stupid lampshade dress from the 1910’s which makes Audrey Hepburn look like a dick, his microscopic anti-semitism published in Vogue (“Cholly asks: WHY?? is Mrs Selznick such a social wow – Why is Mrs Goldwyn such a wow? …Party Darling Love Kike. Mr R Andrews ball at the El Morocco brought out all the damned kikes in town”) and the conveniently forgotten fact that he was finally fired not for this but because he did a sloppy job of assembling and photographing a “how-to-wear these must-have pieces” story.

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