‘SYLE BOOK,’ A COMPILATION OF FASHION PHOTOS THROUGH THE AGES
Elizabeth Walker’s new book captures a multitude of attitudes and eras:
“Style is something that makes you look twice at somebody, whether they be fat or thin, young or old, in uniform or just in mufti,” Elizabeth Walker, author of an upcoming book of fashion photography, told The Daily. (“Mufti” is English slang for casual clothes.) In “Style Book,” she demonstrates her thorough knowledge of looks on all ages through the modern era, in hundreds of beautiful images.
Some of the seemingly incongruous pictures complement each other, making broad statements about style. Rod Stewart and his girlfriend, the epitome of rock ’n’ roll royalty, contrast with a prim, rather earnest Japanese mechanic; all of them are wearing plaid with buckets of savvy and style. The lady, in a long, leopard coat, with her poodle, in matching gear, are both so covered up that they offset the seminaked bathers in tiny trunks perfectly. What do they tell us about style? Well, it’s a certain swagger and je ne sais quoi.