During the interbellum (between WW1 and WWII) the UK had a whole bunch of dandies who wee known as the bright young things,
with as their main photographer Cecil Beaton:


in his final years he even photographed the most influential of 'm all dandy, Andy:

below is copied from the 20-6-'18 entry of queerlog about the movie 'Love, Cecil':

An Eye for Beauty:
Lisa Immordino Vreeland Talks ‘Love, Cecil’, the documentary profiles the life and career of photographer Cecil Beaton.

always considered Mr. Beaton, ‘Cecilia’ for intimi, the role-model grandmother of the Dandy and torchbearer of the Bright Young Things:


voice-over in the movie is done by that other more recent but just as incomparable icon, Rupert Everett.
after WWII the most prolific of the species surely was "The naked civil servant" :

a.k.a. Quentin Crisp:





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