Heiress and legendary socialite, Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

American heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, a designer and artist who became one of the most chronicled socialites of her era, died Monday, her son announced. She was 95 years old. The great-great granddaughter of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, she was thrust into the spotlight as the “poor little rich girl” at the center of a sensational custody battle in the 1930s, before finding fame in her own right for her line of designer blue jeans and it-girl fashion. “Gloria Vanderbilt was … Continue reading Heiress and legendary socialite, Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95