Gloria Vanderbilt, American fashion icon, dies at 95


Anderson Cooper, news anchor on CNN, announced the death of his mother, the actress, model, designer and icon of American fashion Gloria Vanderbilt, at 95, a victim of stomach cancer.

In the obituary published by CNN, Cooper recalled the life of the famous heiress of the millionaire Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, who after his death by cirrhosis converted his two daughters, Cathleen -from his first marriage- and Gloria, from the second, into two of the richest girls in the United States.

During her childhood, at the time of the Great Depression, Gloria Vanderbilt went through a difficult process related to the fight for custody between her mother, Gloria Morgan, and her paternal aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who finally won the controversial and resounding case .

Gloria studied acting and art. He participated in several television series as Studio One, Playhouse 90 and even appeared in a chapter of the famous Cruise ship of love, in 1981, as well as in magazine programs like those of Oprah Winfrey, Live!, The Tonight Show and others.

She was an international model and at the age of 17 she posed for the magazine Harpers Bazaar, besides being the image of the clothing and fragrance lines that she created and that during the 70s occupied an important space in the world of fashion. Jeans, perfumes, leather goods and accessories were some of the products she launched during her foray into the business that led her to consolidate a fashion empire.

She was also the author of some art and decoration books at home and made some art exhibitions. On his 90th birthday, on February 20, 2014, his collections of drawings, paintings and various objects were exhibited at the New York Design Center.

His romances were also famous, such as those he had with Marlon Brandon, Frank Sinatra, Howard Hughes and photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks; she enjoyed remarkable friendships like that of the fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg.

Gloria Vanderbilt was married four times and had the same number of children; the youngest of them, Anderson Hays Cooper, was in charge of giving the news of his death.

Gloria Vanderbilt dies at age 95 (April 2021)