“Bedford, do you call this thing a coat?” – Beau Brummell, godfather of the Dandy, his life and times
7 June 1778, George “Beau” Brummell, wit, first true English dandy, camp follower of Prinny and arbiter of men’s fashion, was born in London.
“If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed." (Beau Brummell)
|Caricature of Beau Brummell|
|Risking one’s neck with carless talk – Brummell insulting Prinny|
|“One should either be a work of Art, or wear a work of Art." Dandy caricature, probably by Cruikshank (1819)|
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