ICON | Ann Bonfoey Taylor


Photos of Anne Bonfoey Taylor in a custom Brooks-Van Horn military costume (she skied in uniforms from the Civil War as well as in her own tailor-made creations including a matador cape and hat) and in classic Western attire for riding by Toni Frissell via The Wall Street Journal, and via ARTBOOK (far right).

"Ann Bonfoey Taylor was a gifted sportswoman and had a discriminating eye when it came to fashion. She graced the pages of Town&Country, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue throughout the 1950s and '60s. Nicknamed Nose Dive Annie, she was an alternate on the Women's Olympic ski team, a flight instructor for the Navy in WWII and an accomplished equestrian and tennis player." —Charlotte Moss

For more photos and information on the style icon that is Ann Bonfoey Taylor:

A Fashion Icon Uncovered (Wall Street Journal, 5/2011)

The Other Ann Taylor (T Magazine, 2/2011)

Thanks Ash and Mrs. B!

4 comments:

401 said...

Woah, those fur pants!

Tynan, Angelica said...

Hi Lizzie,

You know those articles bemoaning the dearth of strong female role models? (I could work on my grammar, I know.)

Well, they've got it wrong. There aren't enough creative writers (such as yourself) to help us appreciate these great characters -- not all of whom had deep pockets, I might add -- who really lived.

This is what makes Tomboy Style so cool & relevant.

Cheers,

Nomadic D. said...

Woah indeed! She looks like a centaur!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

anie said...

I saw this article in WSJ when it came out and WOW! This lady had it all~I wonder what she was like in real life...