Cecil Beaton was a renowned photographer in the mid-1900’s, photographing celebrities and New York society and making a name for himself between the 1920’s and 1960’s. He was a staff photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, and shot some of the biggest celebrities of the time, from Marilyn Monroe to the royal family.

Starting in October, some of his photos will be on display at New York’s Museum of the City, and it should prove a fabulous exhibition. Here’s a preview: