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Vanity Fair September 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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a hot time in the old town

The style imagery in this year’s September issue is all about Hollywood. In capturing cover subject Angelina Jolie, photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott transport us to a golden era of film, when actresses reigned supreme—think Greta Garbo and Bette Davis—for “A Life in Bold,” by Evgenia Peretz (page 182). The photo shoot took place on Warner Bros. Studio’s iconic Stage 7, where Casablanca and Rebel Without a Cause had been filmed. Herself a child of Hollywood, Jolie, adorned in Saint Laurent and an archive Tiffany necklace, channeled the celebrated vulnerability and strength of 1930s and 40s leading ladies. Richard Neutra’s VDL House—a quintessential California masterpiece in Los Angeles’s Silver Lake neighborhood—provided the backdrop for “L.A. Bohème” (page 198), which features 12 of film and television’s brightest stars. Despite a blistering…

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EVENTS OPPORTUNITIES SHOP Wonderfully Woven Richly textured for fall, the Skechers Ultra Flex-Bright Horizon woven bungee slip-on series makes comfort a snap. thanks to its relaxing air-cooled. memory-foam insole and high-flex midsole. Get it in gorgeous navy with pink: a perfect pair for dressing up and down. EXPERIENCE IIBO: game Of Thrones Winter is Here. Catch the latest episodes of Game of Thrones Sundays at 9P.M.only on HBO. SHOP Behind the Scenes: Bella Hadid Fronts Giuseppe Zanotti Fall/Winter Campaign Bella Hadid fronts a sleek and sensual Fall/Winter 2017 campaign for Giuseppe Zanotti. The evocative images captured in New York by Mario Sorrenti reveal the contemporary yet lush spirit of the new collection. The set batl1ed in ruby red, featuring geometric shapes in total black, offers a modern canvas for the statement-making shoes of the season.…

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MICHAEL LEWIS For “The 5th Risk,” on page 192, Contributing Editor Michael Lewis consulted Obama’s Department of Energy experts, who disclose the nightmarish risks posed by the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts and willful ignorance. “I’d always thought that the D.O.E. would motor along however it always has, and I wouldn’t have any interest in writing about it,” Lewis says. “But Trump has electrified the material by being such an insane president.” JOHN SEDGWICK Historian John Sedgwick, in “Harvard’s Club Brawl,” on page 224, offers an inside look at how the ancien régime is battling the New Left over the men-only clubs at his alma mater, Harvard University. “The P.C. virtues that appeared on campus in my day as feminism and civil rights have morphed into what I see as the tyranny of…

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high risk, low energy

Picture the classic American retiree. He could be your uncle. Or your father. He takes his meals in front of the TV set. He likes to drive around Florida in his big Cadillac. Maybe he plays a round of golf now and then. He takes organized trips to Europe with the wife—although he’s not big on seeing the sights. Lately, he’s been working a bit of color into his hair so it won’t look so gray. Like others in his age and income bracket, the retiree of today complains about taxes and health care and shouts at the TV when something comes on that he doesn’t like. He spends much of his time minding his investments, and almost all of his time wailing about the imagined good old days. Oh, you…

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magic in miniature

From the outside, No. 6 seems like just another one of the boutiques and galleries that line the narrow Rue de l’Echaudé, in the heart of Paris’s Left Bank. Inside, it is Ali Baba’s cave. The treasures on display are not gold and jewels but tiny metal figurines— thousands of them, set against the backdrop of colorful décors. There are turnof- the-century shopkeepers, Tour de France cyclists, opera singers, film actors, haute couture models, and, especially, popular comicbook heroes. But don’t mistake Pixi & Cie for a toy store: it is a purveyor of dreams, whose fiercely loyal collectors pay hundreds, even thousands, of dollars for these limitededition hand-painted statuettes. Alexis Poliakoff, the creator of this magical universe, is an avuncular 74-year-old sculptor with thinning white hair, hornrimmed glasses, and a…

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you’d better hustle

Thank you for publishing an article on the Wells Fargo sales-integrity scandal that mentions Dick Kovacevich, formerly president, chairman, and C.E.O. of the company [“Wells Fargo’s Cheating Heart,” by Bethany McLean, Summer]. As Kovacevich retired prior to public knowledge of the situation, personal lawsuits, and a historic federal fine, he has been untouched by the scandal. I think of Kovacevich blissfully grazing in the blossoming meadow of retirement alongside a onetime Wells Fargo herd of horses. Since Dick could not attain his dream of Most Valuable Player in a World Series, he took aim and achieved his goal of most beloved C.E.O. of America’s Most Admired Bank. Kovacevich’s Wells Fargo Vision & Values booklet describes his strategy for cross-selling bank products, but Kovacevich’s voluminous strategy library does not mention running the retail…