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PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

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Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 140 pgs / 130 color / 15 bw.

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PUB DATE 4/30/2011
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CATALOG: SPRING 2011 p. 173   

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Phoenix Art Museum, 02/27/11-05/29/11

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PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor

Published by Phoenix Art Museum
Edited by Dennita Sewell.

Ann Bonfoey Taylor (1910-2007) was a pioneering female flight instructor during World War II, was a member of the US Olympic Ski Squad in 1939, competed in tennis at Wimbledon and was accomplished at riding and shooting. Recognized among an international jet-setting social circle as a wonderful hostess at her magnificent homes in Colorado and Montana, Taylor also played a leading role as a style icon. She was captured in photographs by artists such as Edward Steichen, Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Toni Frissell, and was regularly featured in publications such as Vogue, Town and Country and Harper's Bazaar from the 1930s through the 1970s. In 2008, her extraordinary wardrobe of couture and custom-designed sporting ensembles was donated to Phoenix Art Museum. Selected by Art and Antiques as one of the top 100 art museum gifts of 2008, Taylor's impressive collection features works by some of the most masterful fashion designers of the 1950s and 60s, including Charles James, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Madame Grès. The collection is significant for both the quality of the designers and for its depth, as the numerous examples allow for a comprehensive look at each designer's artistic process. Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor features more than 60 full ensembles and accessories that provide a comprehensive look at the wardrobe of a dynamic and sophisticated woman.

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Ann Bonfoey Taylor: Fashion Independent

Fashion IndependentWho was Ann Bonfoey Taylor? Like Amelia Earhart, Nan Kemper or Jackie Kennedy, she was an American style icon. During her lifetime (1909-2007) she was regularly featured in publications such as Vogue, Town and Country and Harper’s Bazaar. continue to blog


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