Gloria Vanderbilt, a fashion designer, author, actress, and so much more, passed away last Monday. She launched a line of clothing, perfume, and household goods. However, she is known for her jeans.
In 1976, Indian designer, Moran Murjani, launched a line of designer jeans with Vanderbilt’s signature as well as her swan logo on the back pocket.
Vanderbilt did it all. She studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Meisner and then debuted in the 1954 play, The Swan. She has also made appearances on many TV programs and even starred in the Broadway revival, The Time of Your Life.
Gloria Vanderbilt also studied art at the Art Students League of New York. She became known for her artwork which was showcased in one-woman exhibitions. Her artwork was then adapted by Hallmark Cards in 1968 and with them, Vanderbilt began designing specifically for linen, pottery, and glassware.
She also wrote two books, four volumes of memoirs, and three novels. Vanderbilt was a regular contributor to The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Elle.
Gloria Vanderbilt was an amazing woman with many talents. She, unfortunately, passed away Monday, June 17th, but her legacy still remains. Gloria Vanderbilt was a girl with beauty and brains and will truly be missed.