Gloria Vanderbilt, Jeans Queen

She was an author, an artist, a swan and a mythic figure. But her most indelible legacy may be what she did for denim. Gloria Vanderbilt, who died Monday at age 95, was many things in her long life: an artist, author, actress, socialite, designer, pawn, tragic story, triumphant survivor, eternal optimist, mother and wife (multiple times), but for many in the late 1970s and early 1980s, she was also the name that helped changed denim forever. Full Story at New York Times Fashion and Style…