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Three generations: Gloria Vanderbilt in her living room in front of a portrait of her mother, painted by Dana Pond in Paris in the twenties, and next to a life-size cardboard cutout of her son, Anderson Cooper, which had been used in airports to publicize his book. Vanderbilt’s clothes by Ralph Lauren.

Photo: Jack Robinson/Vogue/Condé Nast Archive, Copyright Condé Nast

Gloria’s living-room mantel is another ongoing painting project. She made the painting above the fireplace, Objects on Blue and Yellow, in 1953. It was bought by Richard Avedon and, after his death, purchased back by Anderson Cooper as a gift to his mother.

Photo: Jason Schmidt

The entrance hall is painted an intense magenta, as are the window frames in the living room beyond. By tomorrow, they have as good a chance as any to be repainted green.

Photo: Jason Schmidt

Lillian Bassman’s strip of photographs of Gloria and her infant son Stan.

Photo: Lillian Bassman

Photo: Ditte Isager

Photo: Ditte Isager

Photo: Courtesy of Gloria Vanderbilt

Photo: Ditte Isager

Photo: Inge Morath The Inge Morath Foundation/Magnum Photos

Photo: Courtesy of Gloria Vanderbilt

Photo: Ditte Isager

A portrait by Miguel Covarrubias of Gloria’s half-sister, Cathleen, hangs in the entrance hall.

Photo: Jason Schmidt

The living room includes a painting by Thomas Adrian Fransioli of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s mansion in Old Westbury.

Photo: Jason Schmidt

Photo: Ditte Isager

A portrait by Miguel Covarrubias of Gloria’s half-sister, Cathleen, hangs in the entrance hall.

The living room includes a painting by Thomas Adrian Fransioli of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s mansion in Old Westbury.

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