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. In April 2016, the documentary Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper debuted on HBO.
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About the Author
Wendy Goodman is coauthor of Abrams’ Tony Duquette. She is the design editor of New York magazine, a well as contributing editor for Departures magazine and German and French Architectural Digest. She lives in New York.
Anderson Cooper is the primary anchor on the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°, and author of the bestselling memoir Dispatches from the Edge. He is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Cooper and lives in New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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 filled with biographical information and pictures of a lot of her artwork. She is creative in a very different way, and I admire her eclectic style, even if I wouldn't make it my own.
this book is a trip back to the glam days of hollywood. photos are beutifully presented in this large coffee table memoir brought up to date with ravishing pictures showing the artistic side of G.V. a good present for the holidays.