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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair November 2019

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.

United States
Conde Nast US
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12 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
making waves

It’s fitting that the latest actor to take up the mantle of the Joker, the comic book villain who has been played by Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, and Jared Leto, would insist on being fooled to get a good shot. “Just trick me—just trick me,” Joaquin Phoenix urged Ethan James Green, whose portraits of the actor for this month’s cover story, along with his portfolio of YouTube’s brightest stars, are his first as a Vanity Fair contributing photographer. As Green recalls it, the shoot wasn’t going well. He was trying to craft scenes; Phoenix was looking, as he does in all his roles, for authenticity. “He pulled me aside and was like, ‘This is stupid,’ ” says Green, who embraced the critique as an invitation to simply capture their day together.…

4 min.
vanity fair

Editor in Chief Radhika Jones Deputy Editor Kira Pollack Creative Director Chris Dixon Director of Editorial Operations Caryn Prime Executive Editors Eric Bates, Claire Howorth, Daniel Kile Executive Hollywood Editor Jeff Giles Editor, Creative Development David Friend Executive Fashion Director Samira Nasr Market Director Nicole Chapoteau Accessories Director Daisy Shaw-Ellis Entertainment Director Alison Ward Frank Legal Affairs Editor Robert Walsh Director of Special Projects Sara Marks Research Director David Gendelman Beauty Director Laura Regensdorf Design Director Justin Patrick Long Senior West Coast Editor Britt Hennemuth Production Director Mia Tran Copy Director Michael Casey Associate Editors Mary Alice Miller, Louisa Strauss, Keziah Weir Associate Legal Affairs Editor Simon Brennan Research Editor Mary Flynn Reporter-Researchers Brendan Barr, Michael Sacks Copy Manager Michael Quiñones Editorial Finance Manager Geoff Collins Senior Visuals Editors Tara Johnson, Cate Sturgess Entertainment Editor Caitlin Brody Special Projects Manager Ari…

3 min.
the power and the glory

The Establishment can seem like a concept out of sync with our times. Those 20th-century titans of industry who amassed supremacy and sway based on tangible things—iron, steel, celluloid images; those guys whose names were chiseled onto banks and libraries; they read like fossils of an earlier epoch—the Stone Age of influence. Not that people in our century don’t slap their family crests on buildings, but the gesture is less everlasting—ask any board member debating, privately or publicly, whether the name Sackler or Epstein remains capable of heralding artistic achievement or scientific inquiry when they’ve become synonymous with abuse, epidemic, and scandal. But the idea of an establishment remains helpful, as long as it can contour and flex with the moment. It’s good to get a handle on who’s calling the…

1 min.

1 Sloane CROSLEY “The Lion Tamer,” p. 132 “Hasan and I both speak fluent suburbia,” says Crosley, whose latest book of essays, Look Alive Out There, is out in paperback. “He’s also pointed out the cultural similarities between Jews and Indians, so allow me to say: He’s a mensch. It’s this ‘leveling’ that makes him such an effective performer—everyone feels kinship.” 2 Marisa MELTZER “Face Value,” p. 126 Meltzer calls Emily Weiss, the founder of Glossier, “ambitious and determined. But she has a dreamy quality as well. Like you could leave her in a room alone and an hour later she would have an outline for a novel or for an improved Barbie dream home.” Meltzer’s book about the founder of Weight Watchers, This Is Big, will be published in April. 3 Richard LAWSON “Their Tube,” p. 108 Successful…

3 min.

“You either die a hero or you live long enough to become an Instagram boyfriend.” Camila Morrone, 22, stars in Mickey and the Bear Vanities/Opening Act Earlier this year, Camila Morrone sent shivers through South by Southwest and jolted a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival with her performance in Annabelle Attanasio’s film Mickey and the Bear. Her breakout role as the daughter of an opioid-addicted veteran reaches audiences nationwide this month, and now the American actor and model, who happens to call Leonardo DiCaprio her boyfriend, is taking the lead. Here, some insights gleaned from an evening at home with Hollywood’s newest heroine. SHE WAS BORN in Los Angeles to two Argentinian actors—“growing up in Hollywood, you can’t really run from it”—and attended Beverly Hills High School. “Our apartment happened to be…

2 min.
star power

AIR Coeur Battant by Louis Vuitton An Air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) makes every day a party. This perfume honors their sparkling spirit, with overtones of crisp pear mingling almost chaotically with jasmine, patchouli, and moss. Expect a heady sillage as you drive away with the top down for the weekend getaway they suggested 20 minutes ago. $250. (louisvuitton.com) WATER Little Flower by Régime des Fleurs and Chloë Sevigny Known to be romantic, a Water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) is the type to reread texts from 2012 or send flowers without occasion. Tap that feeling of intimacy with this collaboration. Imagine bodega roses mixed with palo santo, which hints at the ethereal side of water. $205. (regimedesfleurs.com) EARTH Notorious Oud by D.S. & Durga What luck, to be the lover of an Earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). They…