Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer,diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970.
Hired by Vogue as contributing photographer.
Appointed Royal Court photographer.
During the Second World War Beaton was initially posted to the Ministry of Information and given the task of recording images from the home front. 1942 Beaton was loaned to the Air Ministry for three months to photograph the Middle East, and "The Near East" came out of this in 1943.
Wins an oscar for costume design for Gigi.
Wins an Oscar for costumes costume design and art direction for My Fair Lady.
Beaton receives the knighthood.
Beaton dies at the age of 76.