She was a woman of many talents and a fashion mogul
The jeans that women wear freely may not have been possible without Gloria Vanderbilt signature. Indeed, she was a woman of many talents. She was an heiress, an artist, an author, a socialite and most of all- she was a fashion designer. But she is no more. Consequently, the news of her demise was confirmed by her son. Anderson Cooper, Gloria’s son, is a journalist at CNN.
Fashion mogul, Gloria Vanderbilt, died at 95. She was fighting cancer.
The Glorious life of Gloria
Gloria Vanderbilt was born on 20 February 1920. And the first time she caught everyone’s eye was in the 1930s. During this, her mother and paternal aunt fought for custody. And subsequently her trust fund. Besides, this was termed as “the trial of the century”. Furthermore, Gloria was known as ‘the poor rich girl’.
Indeed it became a very high-profile and hyped case due to the wealth involved. But her mother lost custody to her aunt.
Afterward, Gloria Vanderbilt’s half-sister and she became heiress to $5 million each. (This really amounts to $71 million in 2019!)
Later, she became a fashion mogul. This was initiated as she stitched her family name to designer jeans. At that time, jeans were a rare commodity for women. It was something that was only cut out for men. But clothing manufacturer Mohan Murjani was put Gloria Vanderbilt’s signature on the back pockets. Moreover, Gloria went ahead and promoted jeans in various TV ads. Not only that, she even wore them to public appearances and set a whole new trend.
Later, her jeans became a $100 million business.
Remembering the jeans queen and all that she stood for-