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Vanity Fair April 2017

From entertainment to world affairs, business to style, design to society, Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst, inspiring and driving the national conversation. Now the magazine has redefined storytelling for the Digital Age, bringing its high-profile interviews, stunning photography, and thought-provoking features to your device in a whole new way.

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ALEC BALDWIN This month’s cover story, an adaptation from actor Alec Baldwin’s memoir, Nevertheless, out this month, shares some of the richest moments of his illustrious career. These include his jittery early experiences on Saturday Night Live, where, 27 years later, his performances as Donald Trump quickly became icons of American resistance. “I don’t think I imitate Trump so much as spar with him, looking at his insincerities and outright lies that diminish the office,” says Baldwin, whose “Prince of the City” is on page 104. “Then we just hit him where he gives us an opening. And there are a lot of openings.” SALLY BEDELL SMITH “The Lonely Heir,” on page 144, is an adaptation from Contributing Editor Sally Bedell Smith’s Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life, in…

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a joke certainly, but no laughing matter

It can reasonably be said that our dear leader is now the most ridiculed man on the planet. In fact, he may well be the most ridiculed man in history. For a preening narcissist who takes himself terribly seriously, being the butt of the joke heard round the world has got to hurt. The handpicked assortment of craven nitwits and supplicants that he has surrounded himself with have valiantly tried to insulate him from the derision. But they’re only human. Your heart has to go out to the ones doing the heavy lifting: banty Sean Spicer, the M. C. Escher of the English language, and Kellyanne Conway, the president’s temperament fluffer. (Look away from CNN, Mr. President. There’s something shiny and bright over there!) Engaging as it is to watch…

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suki waterhouse

AGE: 25. PROVENANCE: London, England. BLOWUP: Discovered at 16, Waterhouse became an international “It girl” overnight. “I didn’t feel like I fit into the fashion world—I’m not a six-foot gazelle. Burberry was my big fashion break.” STIFF UPPER LIP: Acting is her inherent calling. “All anyone does is act—starting as a baby playing peekaboo for applause. Then, when you get into the business side, 90 percent is dealing with rejection.” HORSING AROUND: This month she stars as Cecily of York in the Starz mini-series adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s The White Princess. “I go against my family, even though the stakes are high to keep the throne. I ride sidesaddle for the action scenes.” 90210: Later this year, she’ll trade corset for Corvette as Quintana in a remake of Billionaire Boys…

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Gentlemen, dress to impress with these elegantly stylish and sophisticated pieces ( 1 ) Giorgio Armani double-breasted jacket, $1,895. (Giorgio Armani boutiques) ( 2 ) Boglioli cotton-and-silk light split-collar sweater, $495. (646-870-8250) ( 3 ) Giorgio Armani shirt, $745. (Giorgio Armani boutiques) ( 4 ) Bottega Veneta Havana acetate sunglasses, $360. (800-845-6790) ( 5 ) Charvet silk-satin tie, $245. (Bergdorf Goodman) ( 6 ) Prada coat, $4,820. (Selected Prada boutiques) ( 7 ) Berluti Bambou Venezia leather cardholder, $290. (Berluti, N.Y.C.) ( 8 ) Tiffany & Co. engine-turned oval cuff links in 18-karat gold, $3,200. ( ( 9 ) Loro Piana Roadster sweater, $895. (Selected Loro Piana boutiques) ( 10 ) Patek Philippe perpetual-calendar watch, $85,050. ( ( 11 ) Giorgio Armani coat, $3,195. (Giorgio Armani boutiques) ( 12 ) Pantherella Fabian socks in herringbone, $30. ( ( 13 ) A. Testoni cap-toe…

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my place

Proenza Schouler co-founders Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are the ones to watch. As well as a debut fragrance, the designers recently announced that their spring-summer 2018 collection will show during Paris Couture Week instead of at New York Fashion Week—a savvy retail initiative. For a well-deserved vacation, the duo decamps to the Hawaiian island of Kauai. KEY PHRASES TO KNOW: “Aloha and mahalo come in handy.” WHERE TO STAY: Private-house rental on Hanalei Bay—always. LUGGAGE BRAND: Filson (6). FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Sushi Girl for to-go lunches (2), Pat’s Taqueria on Hanalei Pier, and Bar Acuda—the macadamia-nut ice-cream dessert is reason enough to have dinner here. WHAT TO DRINK: Cold beer on the beach. We’re also suckers for margaritas wherever we go (5). WHAT TO WEAR: A Patagonia wetsuit in winter and Patagonia or Nike shorts in summer. CAN’T…

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hot type

hey say if you love something, you should set it free. Not so in Stephanie Powell Watts’s powerful debut novel, No One Is Coming to Save Us (Ecco). “Love means never letting anything go, never seeing it stride on long confident legs away from you.” A modern recasting of The Great Gatsby in the American South, this timely novel sheds its green light on economic and emotional heartbreak and the spaces where the living meet the dead. Peter Heller’s latest, Celine (Knopf), also keeps its eyes on the prize, this time via the suspenseful story of a bourgeois Brooklyn P.I., on the hunt for a missing man and thrust into the raw scenery of Yellowstone National Park—wildly gripping in every sense. While we’re out there, Hannah Tinti takes us to…