The name of Gloria Vanderbilt is known in variousqualities. Actress, artist, designer, writer and socialite from America, who became the first designer of blue jeans. A bright representative of the bohemian society of the mid-twentieth century fully realized itself in all directions, becoming an example of style and success.
Origin of Gloria Vanderbilt
Gloria was born in 1924 in New York in the familya major railwayman Reginald Vanderbilt. Gloria Laura Morgan Vanderbilt is the only child in the family. Father led a wild life, drank a lot and was addicted to gambling. Gloria turned a year when his father died, and she inherited half his fortune of several million.
Gloria's father was the son of George Washington, and married a young daughter of a banker and a descendant of pirates named Morgan.
Her mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, beforethe daughter's legal age became the manager of her condition. Mother and daughter often traveled from New York to Paris, along with the nurse Dodo and her mother's sister Telma. The girl remained unattended while traveling.
The life style of the daughter-in-law, which was often reportedin the editions of the judicial and secular chronicles, and her influence on little Gloria was not liked by Gertrude Vanderbilt, the sister of the late father. She sued in 1934, trying to get custody of the child. Scandalous trial with tears and tantrums of the mother ended with the transfer of custody of Gloria Gertrude Vanderbilt.
Education and artistic taste
Little Bunderworld Gloria moved to aunt on Long Island. Her childhood was surrounded by relatives of her father. The mansion had a luxurious decoration, comparable to Versailles. Aunt, who sheltered Gloria, collected art and was famous in the circles of collectors. Life surrounded by genuine masterpieces contributed to the formation of artistic taste.
Gloria Morgan received the right to visit her daughteronly under supervision. Even after adulthood, the actress had a strained relationship with her mother. The mother did not receive financial assistance from her daughter and lived in Beverly Hills with her sister.
Learning Gloria was sent to private schools in Long Island, Rhode Island and Connecticut. At the seminars of the league of student artists, Gloria developed a craving and love for art.
The first artwork managed to sell Hallmark.
In addition to drawing, Gloria Vanderbilt entered the Acting League of New York and took acting lessons.
Film career of the actress
In the late 50's Vanderbilt Gloria appeared in several TV series, where she opened her acting talent.
A small series "Little Gloria" (1982)was withdrawn on the basis of the history of litigation, which was filled with the childhood of Gloria Vanderbilt. The series received a proper evaluation and was awarded two film awards "Golden Globe" and "Emmy."
The beginning of a successful business in design
Energy and will, multiplied by talent, helped Gloria Vunderworld to embody all their beginnings. Despite the inheritance received, which allowed her to live and did not worry about anything, she began to make money herself, which turned out to be on her scale.
Later she started to design and produce her own line of dishes and cutlery, bed linen.
In the mid-70's, Gloria Vanderbilt,whose biography is interesting to many of her fans, was carried away by model business. The brand became its own name when launching the line of scarves. The work of the designer Vanderbilt was not left without attention, and a proposal was received for cooperation from the model corporation from India.
Gloria Vanderbilt: jeans and perfumes
As a result of teamwork was launchedline of jeans, with its own logo in the shape of a swan and the inscription Gloria Vanderbilt on the back pocket. In the 80s, almost every girl wore jeans of Gloria Vanderbilt brand. The "chip" of the development was the use of the new stretch jean technology, which emphasizes the attractiveness of female forms. "Revolutionary" jeans have become a miracle and a gift for women.
The project was successful, and soon there were shoes, blouses, leather products under its own brand.
Now the Gloria Vanderbilt jeans are classics with the brands Armani and Calvin Klein and are popular worldwide.
Business was actively developing, sales were growing and designer products were supplemented with elite perfumes, accessories and liqueurs.
Personal life of an actress and a business lady
In the first and short marriage Vanderbilt Gloria joined Hollywood as soon as she arrived there in 1941. Her husband was an agent Pasquale DiCicco.
Conductor Leopold Stokowski became her second husband. From this marriage the actress has two children: Leopold Stanislav (1950) and Christopher (1952). The union with the conductor also disintegrated.
With the famous director Lidni Lumet in the summer of 1956, Gloria Vanderbilt concluded a marriage. Seven years later the couple broke up.
Union with writer Wyatt Emory Cooper wasmore prolonged. In a marriage with Cooper, two sons were born. The eldest son Carter committed suicide at the age of 23, jumping out of the window on the 14th floor. The tragic event strongly influenced Gloria, because everything happened before her eyes. Overflowing with emotions, she joined the group of psychological help to people whose relatives passed away through suicide.
The second son, Anderson Cooper - a famous reporterchannel CNN and model. Gloria Vanderbilt, whose personal life could not be adjusted, was widowed after her husband's death in 1978 during an operation on the heart.
The romantic relationship of the actress with the musician and photographer Gordon Parks lasted for many years until the musician died in 2006.
Behind this secular lady the nicknameFatal woman, breaking men's hearts. Many said that Gloria Vanderbilt is a heart-breaker. Before her charm and beauty could not resist Orson Wells, Marlon Brando, Howard Hughes and Frank Sinatra.
What else is known about Gloria Vanderbilt
Copyright on the brand with its name GloriaVanderbilt sold and withdrew from the development. The company Jones Apparel Group bought the right to manufacture jeans of the famous brand. Perfume series Gloria Vanderbilt is produced by L'Oréal for several decades.
After leaving the fashion business, Gloria Vanderbilttook up creative work. She creates paintings of paintings and writes books. At the first Dream Boxes exhibition in 2001, held in Manchester, the artist presented the pictures and received a positive evaluation in the expert environment. The next exhibition of 35 paintings was held at the Arts Center.
Vanderbilt Gloria published three novels, four books of memoirs, and she also published in periodicals. Sometimes he visits TV shows of his son.
The last time the media andthe public to the personality of Gloria Vanderbilt attracted the autobiography "Obsession: erotic stories", released in 2009. The book contains descriptions of love affairs of an actress frank nature.
Instead of an afterword
The life of Gloria Vanderbilt was filled with manybright events of secular, model, social life. She became a muse and inspirer of famous talents: Salvador Dali, Truman Capote, Paul McCartney, who dedicated her song to Mrs. Vanderbilt. She became an icon of style and feminine elegance, inspiring names such as Bill Blass, Diana von Furstenberg and Ralph Lauren.
Here is such an interesting story of an actress's life,an artist, a designer who changed the notion of fashion, a writer, a secular lady from America, and just the hearths of Vanderbilt Gloria. It is worth noting that for today she is still alive. She was 93 years old. Let's wish this wonderful woman good health!</ p>