George Bryan ‘Beau’ Brummell (1778–1840) was the original dandy – for whom getting dressed took five hours each day. Brummel eschewed the elaborate fashions of Regency England in favour of understated elegance. His signature style garnered many followers, including the Prince Regent and James Christie Jr.

For Brummell and his circle, Christie’s was the epicentre of social life: a space where tastemakers and connoisseurs came together to exchange ideas against a backdrop of extraordinary works of art.

With Beau’s, we celebrate Brummell’s innovative, pioneering spirit, and his appreciation of exceptional craftsmanship, in the place where it all began.