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Vanity Fair February 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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welcome to trumpistan

A preening and vindictive strongman at the top, living in gilded opulence, and surrounded by generals and business cronies. Is this what a junta looks like? Or—with the Twitter-storms, the Cabinetselection runway show, and the erratic broadsides at everything from the media and the C.I.A. to a local labor-union official—does the walk-up to a Donald J. Trump presidency seem like one long string of Onion headlines? Bit of both, actually. We’re on our way down the rabbit hole, and nothing is what it seems. Trump’s “Thank you” tour prior to being sworn into office wasn’t that at all. It was an ego-boosting victory lap. It was his “You’re welcome!” tour. Making vulture investor Wilbur Ross and Hollywood moneyman Steven Mnuchin the guardians of the nation’s economy? I mean, really? A…

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one nation

Mr. Sorkin’s letter to his ex-wife and daughter made me cry [“Read the Letter Aaron Sorkin Wrote His Daughter After Donald Trump Was Elected President,”]. I am 63 years old and wish more men understood the pit of despair many women have been catapulted into after the election. When our president is a realitytelevision figure who is an egomaniacal misogynist, it feels as if there is little hope left. America, is this the best we can do? BARBARA HAWORTH Fredericksburg, Texas I want to share a letter composed by my friend upon reading Aaron Sorkin’s reaction to the election results: People would consider me a member of the same Hillary-supporting, Ivy League– educated bi-coastal elite that you are, Mr. Sorkin. But while the small group of white supremacists and conspiracy theorists who…

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matilda lutz

THIS MONTH AGE: 25. PROVENANCE: Milan, Italy. DUAL CITIZEN: “My mom is Italian and my dad is American. She works in fashion and he is a photographer. I grew up in that world.” MASTER CLASS: At 19, Lutz moved to New York. “I took my first acting class to get over my shyness. I could say and do whatever I wanted and nobody judged me. I felt free.” MAMMA KNOWS BEST: After nearly a year of attending classes, Matilda returned home to study psychology. “My mom wanted me to get a degree. In the meantime, I worked with a theater teacher who was really passionate about films and plays, and I just fell in love with all of that.” WALTZING MATILDA: After getting her start in Italian cinema, Lutz is making…

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my stuff

HOME Favorite room Our sitting room. It’s light, super-cozy, and ver y connected to the garden. Favorite piece of furniture Our new orange Pierre Jeanneret committee chairs from 1953. Do you wear shoes inside your home No, I don’t. I wear my Char vet men’s slippers at home and occasionally out too. Favorite piece you collected while traveling My blue-andwhite Meissen plates from the Clignancourt flea market in Paris or my Balinese masks. Favorite family heirloom Our pre-digital photo albums. Best way to decompress I love to read, walk the dogs on W imbledon Common, or entertain family and friends. Last thing you cooked Roast chicken and cheese mash for my in-laws. TECH Favorite app Real Clear Politics—I have been obsessed, like ever yone. Cable or Apple TV Our T V system is…

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Abracadabra Following their successes with the scents Flowerbomb and Spicebomb, Viktor & Rolf— the Dutch designers behind the eponymous haute couture label—will unveil the Magic Collection, a compilation of six fragrances, next month. Aptly named, playful scents such as Dirty Trick and Sparkling Secrets evoke an apothecary and potion-like aesthetic with their unique glass bottles. “Every fragrance will be like a magic trick to transform you,” says Viktor Horsting. “And to make the impossible possible,” adds Rolf Snoeren. Paging J. K. Rowling. ($220 each for 75 ml.; —SUNHE E GRINNELL WONDER WOMAN Girl Lip Stylo, launching this month, is a vibrant and powerful collection from Hourglass Cosmetics that’s inspired by positive change. The assemblage consists of 20 unique shades, each with a name that conveys an affirmative message, from Activist to Peacemaker. Jenny…

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hot tracks: the xx

We’ve definitely come across as moody vampires,” says singerguitarist Romy Madley Croft, of the British band The xx. And she adds, “When I look at our early photos I get it, but it was more about being shy and self-conscious in front of cameras and onstage.” The seductive, dreamy music of The xx—Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, and Jamie Smith—took the group from cult favorites to their current award-winning arena status. This month, as they release their third album, I See You, and prepare for a world tour, Madley Croft talks with Lisa Robinson about music, confidence, and romance. LISA ROBINSON: You said you never thought you were a singer. Have you changed your mind? ROMY MADLEY CROFT: I’ve come to terms with it; I love singing, I find it very cathartic. But…