It’s hard to think of a more esteemed distinction than “designer muse.” Inspiring a collection or a runway beauty look is something few style stars can lay claim to, but it’s just one of the many impressive achievements Ann Bonfoey Taylor has to her credit. You name it, and she did it—from playing at Wimbledon and qualifying for the U.S. Olympic ski team to designing her own skiwear collection and amassing a couture collection vast enough to warrant its own museum exhibition. That Stefano Pilati had replicas of Taylor’s gilded hair accessory shown above made for his Spring show for Yves Saint Laurent is just another feather in the cap of one of fashion’s most fascinating friends. Click here for the full story.
Photo: Toni Frissell / Courtesy of the Taylor Family Collection / Courtesy of the Phoenix Art Museum; Luca Cannonieri /GoRunway.com