Gloria Vanderbilt saluted as ‘an amazing woman, ahead of her time’
Vanderbilt, heiress of the illustrious Vanderbilt family, carried around many titles: author, model and actress. But she was perhaps best known for her eponymous clothing line, especially the brand’s designer jeans.
In wake of her death, high-profile celebrities have mourned her death on social media.
1) I lost a friend today. The one and only Gloria Vanderbilt. I loved her so much. She let me call her “Glo Vandi” and I would be so flattered when she would refer to me as her daughter. When we would have our alone time, we would sit on this sofa and talk for hours. pic.twitter.com/GeziwAyh4f— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 17, 2019
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Gloria Vanderbilt was an amazing woman who lived a life filled with incredible peaks and impossible obstacles. Through it all she remained eternally optimistic with a wicked sense of humor. In fact, Anderson’s iconic and infectious giggle comes from his mom. Sending Anderson all my love, and may she Rest In Peace.
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GLORIA VANDERBILT WAS AN AMAZING WOMAN,AHEAD OF HER TIME. MY MOM & GLORIA WERE VERY MUCH THE— Cher (@cher) June 17, 2019
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Thinking of my splendid @CNN colleague @andersoncooper on the loss of his beloved mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. She led a long and remarkable life, filled with triumph and tragedy, as chronicled in the moving book she and Anderson published in ‘16, The Rainbow Comes and Goes.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 17, 2019
My family lived up the river from Gloria Vanderbilt in CT in the 60’s for awhile. We used to sneak onto her beautiful land with fairy tale gazebo. I told @andersoncooper about this on his show & he gave me this painting that his Mom did of that home. I treasure it. pic.twitter.com/OC1pz4aXeB— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) June 17, 2019
It was a joy to know #GloriaVanderbilt. She knew more songs than anyone I ever met, and I mean that! She stumped me on tunes several times without even trying. With you Gloria, the angels are gloriously singing.— Michael Feinstein (@MichaelFeinstei) June 17, 2019
Pictured here with the great #BobbyShort. two New York society icons pic.twitter.com/Q3bOyjvuOr
RIP #gloriavanderbilt The artist in you spoke to me on so many different levels, I read your books, I watched your documentaries I admired all your beautiful works, & your amazing self. You will be missed, what a sad sad day. #Artist #Beauty #sinceofhumor @AC360 pic.twitter.com/wOs1m5GYxh— Tawny Kitaen (@Tawny_Kitaen) June 17, 2019
#GloriaVanderbilt A grand lady of dignity, character and philanthropy; known not only as a woman of wealth but also the mother of @CNN journalist @andersoncooper. She has made her transition.We offer our condolences to #AndersonCooper and the Vanderbilt family. May she RIP. https://t.co/Rtru2A4IoD— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) June 17, 2019
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Carlos De Loera is an editorial assistant at the Los Angeles Times. He previously worked at The Times as an intern with Arts and Entertainment and at the Houston Chronicle as a features intern. De Loera is a L.A. County native and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in history and minored in journalism, ethics and democracy.