27 September 2011

G-L-O-R-I-A

The World Of Gloria Vanderbilt ($25.87 on Amazon)  

I saw Gloria Vanderbilt on last Monday's episode of Anderson. She's like a Coco Chanel/Auntie Mame hybrid. So obsessed. Check out The World Of Gloria Vanderbilt by Wendy Goodman. 
"Gloria Vanderbilt is many things: an heiress, a painter, a muse, a designer, a model, a writer, an entrepreneur, an actor, a socialite, a survivor, an icon. She brought the Vanderbilt name out of the Gilded Age and into the Digital Age, reinventing herself over and over along the way. Hers is a story of charisma, glamour, and heartbreaking loss, told here by Wendy Goodman, who had intimate access to Vanderbilt for this book. The illustrations include portraits of Vanderbilt and her extraordinary homes, filled with original and influential decorating ideas, by such photographic legends as Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Inge Morath, Horst P. Horst, Francesco Scavullo, and Annie Leibovitz. Vanderbilt’s son, Anderson Cooper, contributes a foreword." Amazon
-CABOO 

Post SnarK: Not only did I have a pair of Gloria Vanderbilt jeans back in the 80s but I also rocked the Gloria Vanderbilt perfume.