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Vanity Fair March 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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TIM WALKERActress Emma Watson, star of Bill Condon’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast (out this month), prepared to be photographed by Tim Walker by watching _lms by Jean Cocteau—director of the 1946 Surrealist classic based on the fairy tale— and reading Angela Carter’s feminist retelling, “The Tiger’s Bride.” “I visualized a strong woman lead, set in a cross-pollination of Cocteau and Carter,” explains Walker, whose dreamlike shoot, for “The Rebel Belle,” is on page 152.DAVID DOWNTONIn a new watercolor portrait, fashion artist David Downton captures the grace of gamine actress Leslie Caron, who is _lming Season Three of The Durrells in Corfu. Downton, whose portrait accompanies “Once in Love with Gigi,” on page 212, says, “There is no one else who’s danced with Astaire, Kelly, Nureyev, and Baryshnikov, made…

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the gang that couldn’t shoot straight

We aren’t even a third of the way through the administration’s 100-day honeymoon period and let’s face it: we’re plumb exhausted. We’re exhausted from the #urry of rash executive orders. Exhausted from the human carnage in the wake of the president’s ban on travelers from majority-Muslim countries. Exhausted from the battles with neighbors, allies, and strategic adversaries on the world stage. Exhausted from the lies, the alternative facts, the boasts, the con- #icts, and the scandals from this “"netuned machine.” Exhausted from our president’s cavalier habit of be littling our judiciary and intelligence services. Exhausted from having craven boneheads chosen to lead departments governing the environment, the Treasury, education, and the interior. Exhausted from an administration that turns a blind eye to Russian intrusions into Crimea, our election, and the…

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style with substance

(PHOTOGRAPHED WITH AN IPHONE 6)GETTING THE PICTURE Patrick Demarchelier photographs Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.Far left,Gena Rowlands talks withV.F.’s Jessica Diehl.For Vanity Fair’s spring style portfolio, photographer Patrick Demarchelier shot eight thoroughly unique individuals in three cities: Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. The photos set out to capture icons who have broken boundaries in their chosen professions while maintaining their distinctive personal styles. “I like to photograph people no matter who they are,” Demarchelier said. “But what was interesting about this portfolio was the diversity and this beautiful mixture of the range of ages.”Gena Rowlands, 86, recently retired from a six-decade acting career, during which she won admirers from every generation. She arrived at Smashbox Studios, in Culver City, California, with her husband, Robert Forrest, and was photographed in her…

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carson meyer

AGE: 23. PROVENANCE: Malibu, California. FAMILY MATTERS: The youngest daughter of NBCUniversal’s Ron Meyer and environmentalist Kelly Meyer, Carson “grew up seeing Hollywood from a business standpoint.” XS: “I was always artistic—when I was 10, I got a mannequin for Christmas and would design my own clothes.” INDEPENDENT STUDY: At N.Y.U., she majored in art therapy. “I was born needing to be in control of everything.” At the suggestion of her mother, she tried an acting class. “I never understood acting until I was allowed to use my anxieties in character.” GOOD STOCK: After landing her first roles in TV and film, the all-rounder spent last summer at the Berkshires’ Williamstown Theatre Festival. “It was a huge deal for me to be there—it is where some of my favorite actors…

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Put a spring in your step with this season’s picks of the bold, the bright, and the beautifulSaint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Edie sling-back pump, $995. ( lipstick case, $895. (Valentino boutiques)Proenza Schouler dress, $2,450. ( Choo Vanessa flat, $650. ( Dior sunglasses, $595. (Dior boutiques)Ralph Lauren Ricky suede pouch, $995. ( lambskin clutch, $1,275. (’s Micro Wave bag, $1,595. (Tod’s boutiques)Eres swimsuit, $715. (Eres boutiques)De Vecchi Milano 1935 Mult8 candleholder, $350. (646-343-9556)Irene Neuwirth one-of-a-kind bracelet, price upon request. ( Costello Brown Arc Drop earrings, $219. (Clare V. stores)Loewe Hammock bag, $1,990. ( Milana armchair, price upon request. ( Passion sandal, $775. (Aquazzura boutique, N.Y.C.)PHOTOGRAPHS BY TIM HOUT; STYLED BY PAUL PETZY (DRESS, EARRINGS). FOR DETAILS, GO TO VF.COM/CREDITS. PHOTOGRAPHS BY TIM HOUT; STYLED BY PAUL PETZY (BRACELET, DRESS) .…

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haute news

Desk GoalsIn order to be inspired, you must place yourself in inspiring surroundings. This is the cornerstone of Perch, a designfocused office-product-andfurniture start-up revolutionizing the way we approach our personal workspaces. Founded four months ago by Lucy Lyle, the enterprise—already backed by e-commerce giants Birchbox and Trunk Club, among other investors—offers sleek and sophisticated alternatives to predictable office staples. Yet Perch’s philosophy is driven by more than merely aesthetics. Injecting our workstations with a boost of personality ensures positivity and productivity aren’t far behind. Move over, humdrum tape dispenser. ( Seen On-ScreenLauren Hutton, the star of American Gigolo, made an evocative return to the runway last fall for Bottega Veneta, carrying the original woven clutch from the 80s _ilm. The fashion house is re-introducing the bag for its spring collection,…