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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hobbitprincess - LibraryThing
I just found out that Anderson Cooper is Gloria Vanderbilt's son, and after watching him interview her, I realized I knew nothing about her. So, in true Beth fashion, I got a book about her. This is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SigmundFraud - LibraryThing
an exciting visual event. Gloria was photographed by every great photographer of the twentieth century and many of them are fantastic. Hers is both a sad story and a happy story. It is well presented in this book. I highly recommend it. Read full review