The iconic heiress with a legendary last name, who, for 95 years, was a source of public fascination, has died. Gloria Vanderbilt, whose mere name recalls a sense of forgotten elegance, lived a life full of glamour, scandal, romance, and fashion. From her infamous childhood (and the custody battle called "the trial of the century") and her youth rubbing elbows with the world's elite, to her 1970s design career and her recent pop culture resurgence alongside son Anderson Cooper, the last true Vanderbilt was clearly a force to be reckoned with, and a socialite who seemed to always hold her own. Click through for some of the most fabulous (and delightfully scandalous) facts about her.
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