Gloria Vanderbilt entering the House of Revlon by Horst P. Horst (Vogue 1961)
The documentary, “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper,” is worth adding to your watch list. Vanderbilt’s extraordinary life is a testament to the fortitude and resilience of the human spirit.
Die Welt der Gloria Vanderbilt
Der große Bildband
Gloria Vanderbilt, New Yorkerin aus bestem Hause – schön, begabt, reich – eine unabhängige Frau, schaut zurück auf ihr Leben und wie sie sich darin eingerichtet hat: mit Liebhabern, Ehemännern, Kindern, Häusern und verschiedensten Berufen. Der große Bildband führt uns in eine Welt, die dem normalsterblichen Mitteleuropäer in der Regel verschlossen bleibt. In die Lebenssphäre der New Yorker Geldaristokratie, in der Hochkultur und höchster Luxus sich ein ambitioniertes Stelldichein geben. Wie phantasiereich und unbeschreiblich weiblich Gloria Vanderbilt sich in dieser Welt „eingerichtet“ hat, davon handelt, beschrieben in den Bildern der großen Photographen der Welt, dieses Buch.
Das Buch zeigt die Häuser in denen sie aufgewachsen ist, wie die Häuser, die sie selbst eingerichtet hat, in denen sie ihre Kinder großgezogen und ihr gesellschaftliches Leben geführt hat.
Die Welt der Gloria Vanderbilt
Mit einem Vorwort von Anderson Cooper
224 Seiten, 187 Abb. in Farbe und Duotone
Good morning I happened upon this most lovely photograph of American icon Gloria Vanderbilt. It was taken by the great Gordon Parks in 1954 for Life Magazine. (She was in costume for Molnar's play "The Swan") I read that they were lifelong friends. I admire Gloria very much. It is evident that throughout her storied life she has the heart and soul of an artist. And I must mention that she is considered to be a great success as a mom because of her son Anderson Cooper! This image has been posted in a number of places including @gloriavanderbilt I reposted it from @life thank you.
Sunday inspiration: Gloria Vanderbilt 💘 the heiress known already as a child because of a battle between her mother and aunt for her custody and multi-million-dollar trust fund in the 1930s. Her fame grew later in life as she ventured into theater, film, and fashion. She started with licensing her name for a line of scarves. In 1976, Indian designer Mohan Murjani's Murjani Corporation, proposed launching a line of designer jeans carrying Vanderbilt's signature embroidered on the back pocket, as well as her swan logo. The logo eventually appeared on dresses and perfumes, while Vanderbilt also launched a line of blouses, sheets, shoes, leather goods, liqueurs, and accessories. In 1978, Vanderbilt sold the rights to her name to the Murjani Group. She then launched her own company, "GV Ltd.," on 7th Avenue in New York. In the period from 1982 to 2002, L'Oreal launched eight fragrances under the brand name Gloria Vanderbilt. Jones Apparel Group acquired the rights to Gloria Vanderbilt jeans in 2002.
The predecessors of the modern socialite✨🚬🍸
Gloria Vanderbilt: Heiress to the Vanderbilt fortune & became famous as a child because of greedy family members wanting control of her trust fund💵.
Barbara Hutton: Nicknamed “Poor Little Rich Girl” , was an heiress to the Woolworth fortune & gained her nickname for having a lavish debutante ball during the Great Depression & for having a troubled private life which included 6 marriages to royalty & nobility👑✨.
Doris Duke: Sole heiress to the Duke tobacco fortune left hundreds of millions of dollars by her father as young child, and earned the nickname “Richest Girl in The World” she spent her life jetsetting around the world & living in lavish homes across America✨🛩.
Jacqueline Bouvier-Kennedy-Onassis: Came from a prominent American family & eventually became 1st Lady of America, then married the richest man in the world during her lifetime, Aristotle Onassis✨🇺🇸.
Off to @warestheshop today with a serious denim drop!
I’m bringing these vintage Levis, Lees and Gloria Vanderbilts + a bunch of denim skirts and dresses. Check them out next time you’re in #beaconny ✌️
Happy Saturday instafriends. I’m finally posting my red #Newlook6267 peasant 👚 that I posted while under construction. I 🤔 her name will be Peasant Penny😀. She is made from a medium weight opaque gauze fabric purchased @fabricmartfabrics. This fabric is so very soft and a great transitional 👚. It’s 70 degrees in Maryland now. I’m wearing it with my #gloriavanderbilt dark blue denim jeans, red/black color block flats, denim and white stripped purse gifted to me by my youngest daughter for 🎂 & red and white fringe earrings. I’m 😉 to welcome Penny to my fall wardrobe. We’re going to eat dinner now. What transitional pieces are you sewing?
The Vanderbilt “family tree”. Cornelius, the descendent from a Dutch indentured servant, was born on Staten Island. This ambitious man is the foundation of a family that has had a tremendous impact on American business, transportation, culture and history for nearly 200 years. He married Alva Smith, daughter of a Southern cotton merchant in 1875. They married off their only daughter, Consuelo, to Charles Spencer-Churchill the 9th Duke of Marlborough (the Vanderbilt money restored the Churchill ancestral home of Blenheim Palace in exchange for a marital link to royalty). The Vanderbilt’s lost family in the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915; have given us the great American art Museum - the Whitney - through Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; high fashion thanks to Gloria Vanderbilt; and a contemporary presence in television & film - Anderson Hays Cooper and Timothy Olyphant. Cornelius died in 1877, in 2016 dollars, he was worth $215 billion.
What could the Vanderbilt empire be lacking? Proper acceptance into the elite “Upper 400” list kept by Caroline Astor…the ruler of New York high society.
Sound interesting? Want to learn more? Join us for “The Upper East Side: Clash of Titans” walking tours on Saturday Oct 6 @ Noon; Tuesday Oct 9 @ 11 a.m.; Monday Oct 15 @ 11 a.m….and throughout the year. Calendar of tours through Feb. 1, 2019 currently on our website. #bigoniontours#uppereastside#vanderbilt#astor#upper400#highsociety#royalty#gloriavanderbilt#andersoncooper#timothyolyphant#whitneymuseum#gertrudevanderbiltwhitney#americanhistory#walkingtour#guidedtour#familytree#statenisland
Swipe —Glossy tiled, hot and cold kitchens in the William C. Whitney house, 871 Fifth Avenue, New York, among the best documented kitchens of the era. On June 24, 1900, before the house was completed, the New York Daily Tribune published “Latter Day Conveniences: Kitchen in the House of William C. Whitney-Modern Innovations in Domestic Appliances.” The article described the kitchen from the point of view of the contractors installing the equipment. Among the more notable features was the pair of electric pushbutton dumbwaiters that operated between the kitchen, scullery, and butler’s pantry. The deft use of glass to admit borrowed light between rooms can be seen to the right in the top photo . A modern invention, the telephone, gets a prime position on the wall above one of the oldest tools in the chef’s kit: the mortar and pestle. The white marble cold room in the second image contained mechanically refrigerated compartments (compressor in the basement) of different sizes for different foods. for example, that looks like a traditional fish chest on the left. The counter was equipped to butcher slabs of meat as well as facilitate pastry making. This house has a complicated ownership. At the turn of the century, the circa 1883 mansion was remodeled for Whitney and his second wife, Edith, by McKim, Mead & White. Edith died in 1899, before the house was completed in 1901. William died in 1904. The house was sold to James “Silent” Smith. Smith made few changes before his death, in 1907. Harry Payne Whitney, son of William C., and his wife, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, bought the house from Smith’s widow in 1910, after a fully illustrated auction catalogue had been created for the sale. Read Gloria Vanderbilt’s fascinating memoirs on her tragic childhood for information about this house in the 1930s. Photos from “The Palatial Mansion of the Late James Henry Smith,” New York: American Art Association, 1910. •