The World of Gloria Vanderbilt
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.
Praise for The World of Gloria Vanderbilt:
"Perhaps the definitive-and certainly the most visually stunning-book to capture her incredible life."
-The Huffington Post
"Goodman's book is flush with gorgeous photos and insider dish."
"Wendy Goodman's 2010 biography, The World of Gloria Vanderbilt, is considered definitive."
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Review: The World of Gloria VanderbiltUser Review - Deb - Goodreads
I've been interested in the Golden Age since my trip to Rhode Island last year. I enjoyed this book for the additional info on the Vanderbilt's and history from that era. The photographs were beautiful. Read full review
Review: The World of Gloria VanderbiltUser Review - Rainey - Goodreads
It's easy to discount Vanderbilt as a vapid socialite from a noteworthy family, but in truth, she was ever so much more. She was a model, an artist, an author, and a mother. This photographic journey through her many years was unique and detailed. Read full review