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Behind the Cover
Crown JEWEL • As Nawi in The Woman King, THUSO MBEDU channels the power of an Agoji warrior
Due Time • Black filmmakers star in a new exhibit at L.A.’s Academy Museum.
THE VANITY FAIR SHOP • Snag the BIGGEST TOTE in town and much more!
Field of DREAMS
OUTSIDE Interests • With its first complexion line, Hermès Beauty taps the age-old appeal of adventure
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Beau Travail • Dior Beauty bottles up a storied Granville rose for its newest skin-care product.
Clued IN • Fall essentials embrace indulgent maximalism: feathered coats, vibrant blush, spiked boots, and brocade fit for Monet—plus an inclination toward only the merriest meddling
Downtown DARLINGS • Balthazar was the place, fun was the time, for Chanel’s 15th annual Tribeca Festival Artists Dinner celebrating movie stars and fine art
Dark MATTER • Courtroom dramas and murder mysteries reach for bigger truths
SIX PACK • Family woes, 1980s New York City, and more new fiction
On Display • Three authors explore private lives lived in public.
A Brief History of TRUMPWORLD Tell-Alls • The Trump administration is the publishing grift that keeps on grifting. A year and a half after the end of Trump’s presidency, more than 10 of his advisers and lackeys have put out books. In August, his son-in-law and former senior adviser, Jared Kushner, will join the self-enriching authorhood. But telling the public all goes down easier with a cushy advance and a fresh chance at fameballing. Here, five of the most recent, broken down.
Family MATTERS • The brother-sister duo behind architecture and interiors firm Studio Shamshiri prove good taste is by design
COMIC Effect • It’s been nearly a decade since a network show won the Emmy for best comedy. Will the pendulum ever swing back?
Guess Who’s BACK? • Back again. Your favorite book characters—tell a friend
POWER, Not Reason • The Supreme Court is unraveling American society, and our democracy, just because it can
KEYS TO THE KINGDOM • LEWIS HAMILTON—the Formula 1 superstar, style icon, and entrepreneur—is one of a kind. V.F. finds out what drives him
FAR FROM THE MADDOW CROWD • A year ago, RACHEL MADDOW negotiated a staggering multimillion-dollar annual deal not to be on the air five nights a week. In her first interview since stepping back, she talks V. F. through her next act
FAST COMPANY • In a trove of never-before-seen letters, the unlikely, uneasy friendship between Joan Didion and Eve Babitz comes to electrifying life in the fast-lane social and literary milieu of 1960s L.A.
CHEF’S KISS • How MARIO CARBONE’S namesake restaurant—and its Italian maximalism—became the defining celebrity supper club of our era
THE BALLAD OF BITCOIN BONNIE AND CLYDE • COUPLES RARELY COMMIT CRIMES TOGETHER. BUT ILYA “DUTCH” LICHTENSTEIN AND HEATHER “RAZZLEKHAN” MORGAN, WHOSE SOCIAL MEDIA ANTICS DISGUISED AN ALLEGED PLOT TO ABSCOND WITH BILLIONS IN STOLEN CRYPTO, ARE NO ORDINARY COUPLE
VINTAGE AUDREY • AFTER THE WING TOOK A SWA N DIVE, ITSFOUNDER AUDREY GELMAN WAS INNEED OF ARE BOOT. WITH A BROOKLYN SHOP HAWKING HAUTE THRIFT TREASURES, THE FORMER POLITICAL FLACK AND POWER CEOIS CRAFTING A NEW NARRATIVE
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