I want to say my Gloria Vanderbilt jeans were literally my very first foray into fashion. The first “label” I had to have. I was like 10. This news is devastating, although she had a long long life.
The American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress and socialite was born in 1924.
Vanderbilt was the daughter of Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and Gloria Mercedes.
The Gloria Vanderbilt collections have included clothing, jewelry, perfumes, shoes, leather goods, sheets, paper goods and home furnishings.
The company trademark was taken from her first professional stage play, “The Swan.”
She is the mother of CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper.