07/27/2012 08:22 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gloria Vanderbilt Was The Emblem Of Ladylike '50s Fashion (PHOTO)

Gloria Vanderbilt was constantly reinventing herself. She was an heiress, an artist, an actress, a model (first appearing in Harper's Bazaar at age 15), an iconic blue jeans designer and a New York City socialite -- the list goes on and on. While Anderson Cooper's mom is most recognized for her contributions to denim, we love her classic elegant '50s style in the photo below.

An icon of feminine fashion, the brunette beauty wore a form-fitting floral dress and gigantic pearls. But what really caught our eye was how her bold brows complemented her firm hairstyle, a look that can be re-created with hot rollers and an unyielding holding spray. Would you give this look a try?

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Gloria Vanderbilt shot into fame after a nasty custody battle. Find out about her early life here.


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Art by Raydene Salinas

ModCloth Dress, Ralph Lauren Pearls, T3 Hot Rollers, Bumble and bumble Holding Spray, Aqua Brow Eyebrow Gel

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