gloria vanderbilt is many things- an heiress, a painter, an actor, a designer, a model, a writer, an entrepreneur, a survivor, an icon- a swan!
Gloria Vanderbilt was born in 1924 into a world of great wealth and privilege, her father died when she was an infant and her mother was unprepared to be a mother. you might remember she was the center of a custody dispute in which her aunt succeeded in taking Gloria away from her own mother! this was only the beginning!
gloria went on to act, decorate, paint, design jeans, launch 8 fragrances. she married four times and had four sons, one of them being the news anchor anderson cooper.
her brand logo was a swan- so fitting! petite with a long swan like neck, an iconic bob, thick brows, a perfect nose!
Gloria Vanderbilt, from a time and place that no longer exists- a great American beauty, a survivor, a style icon- the last of the swans!
photographs from the book the world of gloria vanderbilt