Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95 1 MIN – WCVB Boston

Gloria Vanderbilt has died at the age of 95.

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 (Morgan) Vanderbilt.

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.

Vanderbilt died at home with friends and family at her side.

“Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms,” Cooper said in a statement. “She was a painter, a writer, and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend. She was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her, and they’d tell you, she was the youngest person they knew, the coolest, and most modern.”

CNN has contributed to this report



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