Fashion & Beauty

Anatomy of Style

Through photographs of both iconic and individual styles, this book decodes celebrity fashion secrets and demonstrates how to effortlessly reproduce the showstopping looks.

What are Kate Moss' sartorial obsessions? How does Gigi Hadid create fashion buzz? Which tricks does Gwyneth Paltrow use to stay on top of new trends? What defines Kate Middleton's "princess" style? From her years as a fashion journalist for Elle and her front row seat at the runway shows, Sophie Gachet--a true fashion guru--has all the answers. Here, she breaks down celebrity looks and fashion trends into their essential elements, making them accessible to everyone.

One hundred twenty celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett, Millie Bobby Brown, Priyanka Chopra, Billie Eilish, Kaia Gerber, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner, Meghan Markle, Lupita Nyong'o, Olivia Palermo, Rihanna, Margot Robbie, and Zendaya provide wardrobe inspiration. Their singular outfits that range from chic to cool, sporty to quirky, and urban to classic are unpacked and dissected piece by piece. Iconic looks that have forged fashion history, such as Madonna's biker jacket, Marilyn Monroe's turtleneck, Audrey Hepburn's LBD, or Jennifer Lopez's plunging Versace dress take center stage.

This generously illustrated book, written in the author's witty and incisive voice, is a must-have reference and indispensable style bible.

About The Author

Sophie Gachet, a seasoned fashion journalist for Elle, is a veritable trend barometer. She coauthored, with Ines de la Fressange, the New York Times bestseller Parisian Chic, Parisian Chic City Guide, Parisian Chic Look Book, and The Parisian Field Guide to Men's Style.

  • Publish Date: October 13, 2020
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Category: Self-Help - Fashion & Style
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 6-1/4 x 8-3/4
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $29.95
  • CDN Price: $40.00
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-151353-2


"The breezy 240-page paperback, published by Flammarion and out this month, tackles 50 famous women, breaking down their style secrets (figure-hugging dresses for Meghan Markle, feminine pantsuits for Cate Blanchett); iconic looks (hello, J. Lo’s plunging Versace gown, or Kaia Gerber’s black Converse sneakers), and their killer detail (Liya Kebede’s cross-body bags, or Olivia Palermo’s jacket draped over her shoulders)." — WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY 

"Frivolous reading you say? Sure. But during these difficult days, one could do worse than dream about reinventing a wardrobe for better times ahead." — MYLITTLEBIRD.COM 

"While the title, Anatomy of Style, may be quite alluring and magnetic, the content of Ms. Gachet's latest effort is somewhat questionable and certainly one not aimed at an audience of seasoned and educated fashionphiles given her cast of characters." — NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS 

"Frivolous reading you say? Sure. But during these difficult days, one could do worse than dream about reinventing a wardrobe for better times ahead." — MYLITTLEBIRD.COM

Author Bookshelf: Sophie Gachet