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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair Holiday 2019/2020

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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In this issue

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 Director of Special Projects Sara Marks Executive Fashion Director Samira Nasr Market Director Nicole Chapoteau Accessories Director Daisy Shaw-Ellis Entertainment Director Alison Ward Frank Legal Affairs Editor Robert Walsh 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,…

2 min.

1 Cari BEAUCHAMP “Sorority of Stars,” p. 120 “It was a joy to interview so many women who lived at the Hollywood Studio Club,” says the writer and film historian, of L.A.’s haven for young women. “To remember the fun they had—and to listen to their giggles.” Many of Beauchamp’s sources, including Nancy Kwan and Rita Moreno, left their interviews ready to call up old friends. 2 Sharif HAMZA “Passion Play,” p. 112 The New York–based photographer found Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale to be inseparable. “They were close and intimate the whole time,” Hamza says of the couple. “You can tell their regular dialogue is laughter, to a degree I haven’t seen before. But they were also private. Always together, always laughing, but always just the two of them.” 3 Kevin M. KRUSE “Impeachy Keen,” p.…

2 min.
you better work

In my senior year of college, I produced a play called Skin and Bone. It was a modern adaptation of a Jacobean drama called The Revenger’s Tragedy, and its plot was about as subtle as that title suggests. (No shade—that was the early-17th-century fashion.) We staged it in a black box theater. I recall it being a vibrant assault on the senses, and the production element I remember most clearly is that during the final scene, we played, quite loudly, RuPaul’s “Supermodel.” “You better work,” he incanted, over this mess of characters with names out of an Italian court who had spilled blood and body parts. “Work the runway, sweetie.” It was so unapologetically contemporary. Linda, Naomi, Christy, and Cindy still reigned. It jolted everybody into the present, and its…

4 min.
opening act

Kenyan-born, U.K.-bred Francesca Hayward has already leapt into the highest echelons of classical dance, performing some of the most coveted roles as a principal at the Royal Ballet Company, in London. This month, Hayward, 27, pounces from stage to screen as Victoria the white cat in Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats, leading an all-star cast that includes Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, and James Corden. Here, some insights gleaned from a conversation with the film’s prima ballerina. SHE WAS BORN in Nairobi before moving to West Sussex at the age of two, when she first found her fancy footing. “When I was a wee baby, if I heard any music, I would just get up in my buggy or my pram and start bobbing around.” SHE’S…

1 min.
bundle up

Gabriela Hearst has a tradition of naming her bags after strong women—her lineup is replete with Dianas, Jonis, and Joplins in rich, classic tones. But it’s the Nina (as in Simone) that has been a runaway favorite since its launch in 2016, garnering a perpetual wait list and celebrity devotees (including Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey). Now, rather than reinvent the top-handle, Hearst has gussied it up, as inspired by yet another icon. “Lauren Hutton gave me a raffia-knitted mochila,” says Hearst, who slipped her own Nina bag into it. “I liked the contrast between the rustic and the luxurious.” With an eye toward sustainability, Hearst’s cashmere crossover covers are hand-knit to order by New York–based artisan Magdalena Koluch. Feeling good, indeed.…

1 min.
rhythm and views

The center’s artistic director, Wynton Marsalis, took the stage with his band. The Pulitzer Prize and nine-time Grammy winner, whom Norton called “one of the musical druids of the world,” contributed to the film’s soundtrack. The after-party, cohosted by Vanity Fair and sponsored by Richard Mille, welcomed filmmaker Edward Norton with fellow stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Bobby Cannavale, in the Appel Room overlooking a twinkling Central Park REPORTING BY YOHANA DESTA; FOR DETAILS, GO TO VF.COM/CREDITS…