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Throughout my life I have taken detours in acting and writing, but art remains my abiding passion. - Gloria Vanderbilt (American American fashion designer)

Gloria Vanderbilt was a modern day Renaissance woman She clothed a generation emerging from the tie dye "hippie" lifestyle into a new kind of fashion. Heiress, socialite, model, artist, actor, writer, fashion designer, and mother to CNN's Anderson Cooper, Vanderbilt was accomplished in so many trades, each bringing wealth and fame to an icon.
Vanderbilt was the quintessential muse, allegedly Truman Capote based the character, Holly Golightly from his best selling novel, 'Breakfast at Tiffanys' and Paul McCartney's 'Mrs Vanderbilt' is inspired based on her life.
Vanderbilt's life was the stuff of cinema, an alcoholic father who died when she was young, an embittered custody/trust fund battle that was made into a movie. A career that in the 1970's she developed a fashion line which included perfume, interiors, and most notably jeans.  This was the time of style, labels, and to have her swan on your pocket was a type of style status symbol.
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Letter writing is an excellent way of slowing down this lunatic helterskelter universe long enough to gather one’s thoughts - Nick Bantock (British artist and author)

After Notre Dame, what is there? Ara Parseghian (American Athlete)

Art has no walls. Anybody can be an artist. Art has no rules. There’s no manual - Mr Brainwash (French born street artist)

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I dream of painting then paint what I dream - Vincent van Gogh (Dutch post-impressionist painter)

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