Style Book: Fashionable Inspirations

If you’re a fashion bibliophile, you may be feeling all your Christmases have come at once. Hot on the heels of Jasper Conran’s ravishing Country’ (not strictly a fashion book but definitely one for fans of breathtaking imagery) come Orla Kiely’s Pattern, Matthew Williamson’s monograph and Luella Bartley’s Guide to English Style.

And then there is Style Book: Fashionable Inspirations. A collaboration between Getty Images and former Marie Claire fashion editor Elizabeth Walker, it’s a fat-but-compact resource of fashion shoots, portraits and reportage imagery – some never seen before – that spans decades. I asked Liz a few nosy questions…

Liz Walker with Bruce Oldfield


Disneyrollergirl: How did you end up working in fashion?
Liz Walker: I trained as a graphic designer in the days before computers. My first job in London was as Assistant Art Director at Harpers & Queen magazine , as it was called then. I went on to be the Men’s Fashion Editor and then the Women’s Editor as well; you could move around more easily in those days.