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Known for her projects for fashion and personal life tumultuous, actress, writer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt became an iconic figure in american popular culture during the 20th century.
Gloria Vanderbilt is the heiress to an american whose pedigree of the illustrious family has helped her to become a symbol of the brand, when she launched her line of designer jeans.
Born in New York city in 1924, Gloria Vanderbilt became famous early in life at the center of a fight between her mother and aunt for her custody and multi-million dollar trust fund in the 1930s. Her fame grew later when she ventured into theater, film, and fashion, with her jeans becoming a batch of the ’70s. She has written several novels and works of non-fiction, including “It Seemed Important at the Time: A Romance Memoir”, and is a colagist noted, and the creator of panoramas multidimensional featured in the exhibition. Vanderbilt is also recognized as the mother of journalist Anderson Cooper.
A member of the family of the affluent and influential Vanderbilt, Gloria Vanderbilt was born into wealth on February 20, 1924, in New York. Her father, Reginald Vanderbilt, was the great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, creator of an empire of railroad and one of the first millionaires in America. Her mother, Gloria Morgan, was a young woman whom he loved more partying than parenting. Gloria lost her father, who suffered from alcoholism, liver disease, when she was a child, therefore, received a trust fund of several million dollars. Several years after her father’s death, Gloria lived abroad with her mother and was often in the care of her grandparents maternal Laura and her nurse, Emma, nicknamed Dodo.
Court public Battle
When she was 10 years old, Gloria Vanderbilt has occupied the headlines as the central figure in a process, caustic, and very public, followed by the media. Her aunt paternal Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a sculptor who founded the Whitney Museum, he successfully fought for custody of Gloria.
“Harper,” and Hollywood
Vanderbilt has emerged in her teens as a star popular young woman with her style distinctly its own, which appears in the magazine Harper’s Bazaar in 1939. Although quite shy sometimes, Vanderbilt later was headed to Hollywood, where her mother already was spinning in circles, popular social. Gloria began to have amorous relationships with much older men, including Errol Flynn and Howard Hughes, and in 1941 she married agent in Hollywood Pat De Cicco, although she was only 17 at the time.
Gloria Vanderbilt biography
It turned out to be a union unhappy, Cicco is a force abusive emotionally and physically. Vanderbilt divorced her husband in 1945. Even before the divorce, she found love again with Leopold Stokowski, the famous conductor. Vanderbilt and Stokowski married shortly after the divorce and had two sons, Stanley and Christopher. In this period, Vanderbilt also discovered her passion for art and studied at the “Art Students League” in New York. She explored an interest in acting, also studying with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse.
Gloria Vanderbilt appeared on Broadway in the short revival of William Saroyan’s “The Time of Your Life” in 1955 and appeared in several television productions from the mid-1950s up to the 60s. She showed talent as a writer, too, publishing a collection of love poems in 1955. Vanderbilt also made some changes in her personal life, divorcing Stokowski, and, after a brief fun with Frank Sinatra, she married director Sidney Lumet in 1956.
Vanderbilt has continued to address some of the roles, but remained better known for her social life. She was good friends with Truman Capote, among others, in the elite intellectual and the social in New York. After divorcing Lumet, Vanderbilt married writer Wyatt Cooper in 1963. The couple had two sons together, Carter and Anderson.
Personal loss major
In the 1970s, Vanderbilt burst onto the fashion scene. She has designed a line of jeans that proved to be extremely popular, with each pair featuring the signature and the logo of the swan. Vanderbilt has branched into other types of clothes and perfumes. But she has suffered a great loss in this period of success, her husband Wyatt Cooper died in 1978.logo vanderbilt
Returning to his own life as a source of inspiration, Vanderbilt has published the first of his memoirs, “Once Upon a Time: A True Story” in 1985. Tackling fiction, Vanderbilt has also written several novels, including “The Memory Book of Starr Faithfull” (1994). Vanderbilt finally wrote about one of the most difficult experiences of her life, as well as about “A Mother’s Story” (1997), exploring the suicide of her son Carter Cooper in 1988.
Books, Art, and Anderson
In the early 1990s, Vanderbilt has faced financial obstacles, with a was a lawyer and was a psychiatrist who swindled a large sum of money. The scheme has adversely affected the business of the design of his Vanderbilt and forced her to sell the property. Almost a decade later, in 2002, her company’s clothing was bought by Jones Apparel Group.
In 2004, Vanderbilt talked about romances of real life in the “It Seemed Important at the Time: A Romance Memoir”, and returned to fiction with the novel of the erotic “Obession” in 2009. More recently, in 2011, she released a collection of short stories entitled “The Things We Fear Most.” In addition to writing, Vanderbilt has enjoyed some success as a visual artist, who works in the medium of collage and boxes surreal multi-dimensional, with an exhibition that took place at the design Centre in New York in the autumn of 2012. A coffee table that offer images of her life, was launched in 2010 in the World of Gloria Vanderbilt.
In addition to her ledger of accomplishments, Vanderbilt is known as the mother of famed news anchor and television Anderson Cooper, who she is quite close. The two have appeared together on his former program on CNN, Anderson Live.