Gloria Laura Vanderbilt was an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite. She was a member of the Vanderbilt family of New York and the mother of CNN television anchor Anderson Cooper.
Vanderbilt died at her home in Manhattan on June 17, 2019, aged 95, having been diagnosed with stomach cancer earlier in the month.
The fashion icon, who was married several times, made her name in the 1970s and ’80s as a designer jeans pioneer.
“She was a talented painter, writer, designer and an author.
Vanderbilt’s father died when she was just 18 months, she became a beneficiary of a multimillion-dollar trust fund, Vanderbilt became widely known as the “poor little rich girl”.