Beaton took the famous wedding pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (wearing an haute couture ensemble by the noted American fashion designer Mainbocher). ISBN 1-55611-021-9. "
Beaton left Cambridge without a degree in 1925.
He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970. Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980) 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.