True style transcends fashion. Style is innovation, creation, and inspiration--with a personal twist. But the ability to find such inspiration and blend it into a signature wardrobe is what sets real style makers apart. With her sharp eye and clever pen, longtime fashion editor and style maven Elizabeth Walker navigates fashion devotees through the recurring themes that define the essence of style. She juxtaposes more than 450 exhilarating images, from 1865 to the present and from street fashion to haute couture.