Fashion Mogul Gloria Vanderbilt Has Died

Gloria Vanderbilt, a design icon who redefined the denim industry by creating jeans that were actually cut for women’s bodies, passed away at the age of 95. According to her son, CNN ’s Anderson Cooper, she died Monday morning surrounded by family and friends.“Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms,” Anderson said in a statement. “She was a painter, a writer, and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend. She was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her, and they’d tell you: She was the youngest person they knew — the coolest and most modern.”Before building a fashion empire, Gloria was among the most closely followed people of the 20th century, having been born into one of the country’s wealthiest and most well-known families. As The New York Times put it, “She was America’s most famous non-Hollywood child in the Roaring Twenties and Depression years, the great-great granddaughter of the 19th-cen