ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 2/19/2016

Edvard Munch: Archetypes, The Day After

DATE 2/18/2016

Muse: Mickalene Thomas, Le Dejeuner Sur l'herbe les Trois Femmes Noires

DATE 2/17/2016

SURF'S UP! Two California Events for Joni Sternbach: Surf Site Tin Type

DATE 2/17/2016

Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs, Don't Forget About Me (Keri)

DATE 2/16/2016

The Sun Went to Their Heads: Louise Sandhaus to Lecture on California, Graphic Design & Modernism during Palm Springs Modernism Week

DATE 2/16/2016

Muse: Mickalene Thomas, Sandra: She's a Beauty #2

DATE 2/15/2016

The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln

DATE 2/14/2016

Love Stories

DATE 2/14/2016

Private Collection: A History of Erotic Photography, 1850–1940

DATE 2/13/2016

Sarah Cain: The Imaginary Architecture of Love, Bow Down

DATE 2/12/2016

Shannon Ebner: Auto Body Collision

DATE 2/12/2016

ARTBOOK to Open a Contemporary Art Bookstore at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

DATE 2/11/2016

Santu Mofokeng: Stories No. 1: Train Church

DATE 2/10/2016

Beauty: Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, Vlisco textiles

DATE 2/10/2016

Lookin' Good

DATE 2/10/2016

Congratulations Badlands Unlimited: New Offices, New Flagship Outlet!

DATE 2/9/2016

William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest, Bottles on Table

DATE 2/8/2016

William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest

DATE 2/7/2016

William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest, Gulf Transport bus

DATE 2/6/2016

Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet, Gaston Duf

DATE 2/5/2016

BACK IN STOCK! Maude Schuyler Clay: Mississippi History, Anna as Heidi

DATE 2/4/2016

Kerry James Marshall: Look See, Untitled (Rapunzel)

DATE 2/3/2016

NEW! The Artist as Curator: Collaborative Initiatives in the International Zero Movement 1957-1967, Margret Mack, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Jean Tinguely, Daniel Spoerri, Pol Bury, Yves Klein and Emmett Williams after the opening of Vision in Motion

DATE 2/2/2016

Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island, kids hanging out by car

DATE 2/1/2016

Join ARTBOOK | D.A.P. at the 2016 CAA Conference

DATE 2/1/2016

Joel Meyerowitz: Morandi's Objects, Flowers in Vase

DATE 2//2016

Visit ARTBOOK at the LAABF 2016!

DATE 1/31/2016

Ed Ruscha: Los Angeles Apartments

DATE 1/30/2016

Suzan Frecon: Oil Paintings and Sun, Dark Red Cathedral

DATE 1/29/2016

Jack Pierson: onthisisland

DATE 1/28/2016

Robert Frank: In America

DATE 1/27/2016

Books & Films by Robert Frank

DATE 1/27/2016

Sue Williams, It's a Man's World

DATE 1/26/2016

BACK IN STOCK! Guy Bourdin: Polaroids

DATE 1/25/2016

The Haas Brothers & Liza Lou at Art Catalogues, LACMA

DATE 1/25/2016

Cooking from the CCCP COOK BOOK

DATE 1/25/2016

Saul Leiter: Early Black and White

DATE 1/24/2016

The Haas Brothers: Afreaks

DATE 1/23/2016

Brad Cloepfil / Allied Works Architecture: Case Work, Wisconsin Art Preserve

DATE 1/22/2016

HISTORIC: Robert Frank & Gerhard Steidl in Conversation

DATE 1/22/2016

Brad Cloepfil / Allied Works Architecture: Case Work, National Music Centre of Canada

DATE 1/21/2016

Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists

DATE 1/21/2016

Exquisite: Gerhard Richter: Atlas, Limited Edition

DATE 1/19/2016

Charlotte Dumas: Work Horse

DATE 1/19/2016

Chris Killip: Pirelli Work

DATE 1/18/2016

Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

DATE 1/17/2016

Hiroji Kubota: Photographer, March on Washington

DATE 1/16/2016

BACK IN STOCK! Henry Taylor

DATE 1/16/2016

New & Forthcoming Books by Gordon Parks

DATE 1/15/2016

Best of 2016: Dan Nadel Shares his Forthcoming Favorites

DATE 1/15/2016

Erica Baum: The Naked Eye, untitled woman


AT FIRST SIGHT

AVERY LOZADA | DATE 4/6/2011

Ann Bonfoey Taylor: Fashion Independent

Who 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.
Fashion Independent
Taylor was photographed many times from 1939 onward by the pioneering fashion photographer and photojournalist Toni Frissell. Image above is from a 1971 photo shoot at Frissell's estate in Long Island.

Born and raised in Illinois, she fashioned a life of adventure; in the 1920s, at the age of 12, she began taking flight lessons; in the 1930s, she competed in tennis at Wimbledon; in 1939, she was invited to compete for U.S. Olympic Women’s Ski Team, and when World War II intervened, she became a flight instructor for the Army and the Navy instead.
Fashion Independent
Ann Cooke, instructor of army air cadets, featured in the February, 1943, issue of Harper's Bazaar.

Widely known and complimented for her stylish looks on the ski slopes (she invented the fanny pack!), she started her own line of innovative skiwear in the 1930s (called Ann Cooke, which was her name during a brief marriage to James Cooke). Her designs appeared in many of the day's most prominent fashion magazines, and even graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in 1946.
Fashion Independent
At left, Ann Cooke skiwear on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, January, 1946. At right, Ann Cooke ski racing while wearing her signature fanny pouoch, 1930s.

In the 1940s she married oil man Vernon "Moose" Taylor, Jr. and moved to Denver, Colorado. The couple maintained several homes, and were legendary around the world for their graciousness and expertise as hosts. Their Vail, Colorado, ski chalet was one of the first to be built in the area, and the couple did much to promote the town to other affluent investors.
Fashion Independent
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Taylor, Jr., at Box Elder Ranch near Lewistown, Montana.

In Montana, they owned a working cattle ranch where Bonfoey Taylor "enjoyed a combination of entertaining, riding and flying over the wide-open countryside in gliders." She was also an avid fox hunter, and traveled regularly to Virginia to participate in the sport.
Fashion Independent
Taylor collected Hermès sportswear in depth. She and Moose "participated in shooting expeditions in England, Ireland and Scotland with their circle of friends. Taylor shot with a 20-guage side-by-side and also owned a matching pair of Purdey guns..." Picture above is from the late 1960s.

Ann Bonfoey Taylor was truly part of the international jetset, and she had an amazing wardrobe with set pieces for every practical function by designers such as Charles James, Madame Grès, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Fortuny. Her collection was significant for both the quality of the designers and its depth.
Fashion Independent
At left, Taylor wears a riding jacket and vest by H. Huntsman and Sons; breeches by Harry Hall; hat by John Cavanagh; collar by Wentworth; shirt by Bernard Weatherill; gloves by Fownes; boots by Henry Maxwell, 1967. At right, Taylor had Mabel Furs custom design many items in her wardrobe from Mongolian sheep pelts. Photograph by Toni Frissell.

She collected couture over time, so when one looks at the work collected in the Phoenix Art Museum's new exhibition catalog, one gets a sense of how each designer's artistic process developed over the years. She also collected by genre, and it's equally fun to look at her wardrobe through sport or social function, such as riding, shooting, military, ski, evening, etc.
Fashion Independent
At left, custom-made cape and skirt with fox pelt applique by Hermès. At right, Hermès cape and trousers are fabricated in leather with cashmere lining and metal fixtures. Both ensembles are from the 1960s.

Bonfoey Taylor's clothing collection spans from the 1940s through the 1970s. Upon her death at 96, her family donated her wardrobe to the Phoenix Art Museum, which is exhibiting the collection through May 22 of this year.
Fashion Independent
Evening dress and coat by Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1962-63.

My favorite pictures in the book are of Bonfoey Taylor herself: theatrically posed, long blonde hair poufed further out than anything you'd see on Jersey Shore, ice blue eye-shadow playing off of the fiercest false eyelashes ever seen on a working cattle ranch.


Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor

Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor

PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 140 pgs / 130 color / 15 b&w.

$60.00  free shipping

DATE 8/23/2015

Xanti Schawinsky

Xanti Schawinsky

DATE 7/31/2015

Axel Hoedt

Axel Hoedt

DATE 9/11/2014

New York Is ...

New York Is ...

DATE 5/13/2014

Libuse Niklová

Libuse Niklová


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
155 Sixth Avenue
New York NY 10013
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2013 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com