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{{short description|American magazine of pop culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast}}{{About|the contemporary American magazine|earlier magazines of the same name|Vanity Fair (magazines)|other uses|Vanity Fair (disambiguation){{!}}Vanity Fair}}{{Use American English|date=June 2019}}{{Use mdy dates|date=February 2011}}

}}Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast in the United States.The first version of Vanity Fair was published from 1913 to 1936. The imprint was revived in 1983 and currently includes five international editions of the magazine. As of 2018, the Editor-in-Chief is Radhika Jones.


Dress and Vanity Fair

Condé Montrose Nast began his empire by purchasing the men's fashion magazine Dress in 1913. He renamed the magazine Dress and Vanity Fair and published four issues in 1913. It continued to thrive into the twenties. However, it became a casualty of the Great Depression and declining advertising revenues, although its circulation, at 90,000 copies, was at its peak. Condé Nast announced in December 1935 that Vanity Fair would be folded into Vogue (circulation 156,000) as of the March 1936 issue.{{Citation |title=Vanity Fair Merged With Vogue by Nast |newspaper=The New York Times |date=December 30, 1935 |page=21 |url= |deadurl=no |archiveurl= |archivedate=February 22, 2014 |df=mdy-all }}.{{Citation |title=Conde Nast Publications To Combine Two Magazines |newspaper=The Wall Street Journal |date=December 31, 1935 |page=2 }}.

Modern revival

Condé Nast Publications, under the ownership of S.I. Newhouse, announced in June 1981 that it was reviving the magazine.{{Citation |title=Conde Nast to Revive Vanity Fair Magazine |newspaper=Wall Street Journal |date=July 1, 1981 |page=16 }}. The first issue was released in February 1983 (cover date March), edited by Richard Locke, formerly of The New York Times Book Review.{{Citation |first=Sandra |last=Salmans |title=Courting the Elite at Condé Nast |newspaper=New York Times |date=February 6, 1983 |page=F1 |url= |deadurl=no |archiveurl= |archivedate=August 4, 2017 |df=mdy-all }}. After three issues, Locke was replaced by Leo Lerman, veteran features editor of Vogue.{{Citation |first=Curt |last=Suplee |title=Vanity Fair Editor Fired |newspaper=Washington Post |date=April 27, 1983 |page=B4 }}. He was followed by editors Tina Brown (1984–1992) and Graydon Carter (1992-2017). Regular writers and columnists have included Dominick Dunne, Sebastian Junger, Michael Wolff, Maureen Orth and Christopher Hitchens. Famous contributing photographers for the magazine include Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino and Herb Ritts, who have all provided the magazine with a string of lavish covers and full-page portraits of current celebrities. Amongst the most famous of these was the August 1991 Leibovitz cover featuring a naked, pregnant Demi Moore, an image entitled More Demi Moore that to this day holds a spot in pop culture.NEWS,weblink 1991 Vanity Fair cover featuring pregnant Demi Moore named 1 of most influential images of all time, 2016-11-18, Women in the World in Association with The New York Times - WITW, 2017-11-22, en-US, no,weblink" title="">weblink December 1, 2017, mdy-all, In addition to its controversial photography, the magazine also prints articles on a variety of topics. In 1996, journalist Marie Brenner wrote an exposé on the tobacco industry titled "The Man Who Knew Too Much". The article was later adapted into a movie The Insider (1999), which starred Al Pacino and Russell Crowe. Most famously, after more than thirty years of mystery, an article in the May 2005 edition revealed the identity of Deep Throat (W. Mark Felt), one of the sources for The Washington Post articles on Watergate, which led to the 1974 resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon. The magazine also features candid interviews with celebrities, including a monthly Proust Questionnaire. Other notable interviews have included: Teri Hatcher, who revealed in the magazine that she was sexually abused as a child; Jennifer Aniston's first interview after her divorce from Brad Pitt; Anderson Cooper, who talked about his brother's death; and Martha Stewart's first interview after her release from prison.Some of the pictorials in Vanity Fair have attracted criticism. The April 1999 issue featured an image of actor Mike Myers dressed as a Hindu deity for a photo spread by David LaChapelle: after criticism, both the photographer and the magazine apologized.SAJA Vanity Fair article, June 9, 2000 {{webarchive |url= |date=January 16, 2006 }}The magazine was the subject of Toby Young's book, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, about his search for success in New York City while working for Graydon Carter's Vanity Fair. The book was made into a movie in 2008, with Jeff Bridges playing Carter.{{Citation|last=Weide|first=Robert B.|title=How to Lose Friends & Alienate People|date=2008-10-03|url=|others=Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox|accessdate=2018-01-18|deadurl=no|archiveurl=|archivedate=January 3, 2018|df=mdy-all}}NEWS,weblink Bridges agrees to "Alienate People", 2017-05-18, Reuters, 2018-01-18, no,weblink January 19, 2018, mdy-all, In 2005, Vanity Fair was found liable in a lawsuit brought in the UK by film director Roman Polanski, who claimed the magazine had libelled him in an article by A. E. Hotchner published in 2002.WEB,weblink Polanski wins libel case against Vanity Fair, Cozens, Claire, 2005-07-22, the Guardian, en, 2018-02-28, no,weblinkweblink October 10, 2017, mdy-all, The article recounted a claim by Lewis H. Lapham, editor of Harper's, that Polanski had made sexual advances towards a young model as he was travelling to the funeral of his wife, Sharon Tate, in August 1969, claiming that he could make her "the next Sharon Tate." The court permitted Polanski to testify via a video link, after he expressed fears that he might be extradited were he to enter the United Kingdom.Polanski takes appeal to Lords {{webarchive|url= |date=March 5, 2006 }} BBC News (online), November 17, 2004 The trial started on July 18, 2005, and Polanski made English legal history as the first claimant to give evidence by video link. During the trial, which included the testimonies of Mia Farrow and others, it was proved that the alleged scene at the famous New York restaurant Elaine's could not possibly have taken place on the date given, because Polanski only dined at this restaurant three weeks later. Also, the Norwegian then-model disputed the accounts that he had claimed to be able to make her "the next Sharon Tate."NEWS,weblink Polanski Wins Vanity Fair Libel Suit, Lyall, Sarah, 2005-07-23, The New York Times, 2018-02-28, en-US, 0362-4331, no,weblink" title="">weblink February 28, 2018, mdy-all, Polanski was awarded £50,000 damages by the High Court in London.NEWS,weblink Polanski wins libel payout of £50,000 from 'Vanity Fair', 2005-07-23, The Independent, 2018-02-28, en-GB, no,weblink" title="">weblink February 28, 2018, mdy-all, The case was notable because Polanski was living in France as a fugitive from U.S. justice,NEWS,weblink Polanski wins £50,000 damages, Evening Standard, 2018-02-28, en-GB, no,weblink February 28, 2018, mdy-all, and never appeared in the London court for fear he would be extradited to the U.S. Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair, responded, "I find it amazing that a man who lives in France can sue a magazine that is published in America in a British courtroom."How I spent my summer vacation in London being sued by Roman Polanski – and what I learned about "solicitors," pub food, and the British chattering class {{webarchive|url= |date=May 27, 2006 }}, by Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair, September 19, 2005On April 25, 2008, the televised entertainment program Entertainment Tonight reported that 15-year-old Miley Cyrus had posed topless for a photo shoot with Vanity Fair.WEB,weblink Miley Cyrus topless controversy, April 28, 2008, April 27, 2008,, no,weblink" title="">weblink May 1, 2008, mdy-all, The photo, and subsequently released behind-the-scenes photos, show Cyrus without a top, her bare back exposed but her front covered with a bedsheet. The photo shoot was taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz.WEB,weblink Miley Cyrus: I'm Sorry for Photos, Stephen M. Silverman, April 27, 2008, April 27, 2008,, no,weblink" title="">weblink May 13, 2008, mdy-all, The full photograph was published with an accompanying story on The New York Times website on April 27, 2008. On April 29, 2008, The New York Times clarified that though the pictures left an impression that she was bare-breasted, Cyrus was wrapped in a bedsheet and was actually not topless.NEWS,weblink A Topless Photo Threatens a Major Disney Franchise, Brook Barnes, April 28, 2008, April 29, 2008,, no,weblink" title="">weblink May 12, 2011, mdy-all, Some parents expressed outrage at the nature of the photograph, which a Disney spokesperson described as "a situation [that] was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old to sell magazines." In response to the internet circulation of the photo and ensuing media attention, Miley Cyrus released a statement of apology on April 27: "I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed. I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about."In 2013, Condé Nast Entertainment struck a deal with Discovery Communications-owned cable channel Investigation Discovery for Vanity Fair Confidential, a crime and mystery documentary TV series based on stories from Vanity Fair magazine.William Launder (July 29, 2013), Condé Nast Pushes Into TV Business {{webarchive|url= |date=February 3, 2014 }} Wall Street Journal. Condé Nast Entertainment launched a Vanity Fair YouTube channel in July 2013. In anticipation of its 100th anniversary that year, Vanity Fair co-produced 10 short films, one to celebrate each decade, from well-known documentary filmmakers like Barbara Kopple and including the film producer Judd Apatow, and actors Don Cheadle and Bryce Dallas Howard.Christine Haughney (September 8, 2013), Harder Edge From Vanity Fair Chafes Some Big Hollywood Stars {{webarchive|url= |date=March 7, 2017 }} New York Times.In January 2014, Vanity Fair was under fire for allegedly altering the appearance of a celebrity featured in its pages for its February issue, Lupita Nyong'o, an actress known for her role in 12 Years A Slave. In Nyong’o's case, the magazine tweeted the photo and it began with fans accusing the company of altering her complexion. However, some believe that the Vanity Fair images are simply a product of bright set lighting, rather than deliberate skin lightening. Nyong'o was pleased with the work and saw no harm done to herself; she did not hold Vanity Fair or the photographer liable. Shortly before the Nyong'o case, Vogue magazine, a partner and buyer of Vanity Fair in 1936, was accused of altering actress Lena Dunham's photos. Dunham considered the modified photos to be offensive.WEB,weblink Did Vanity Fair Lighten Lupita Nyong'o's Skin Color? Check Out the Controversial Photo, E!Online, 20 February 2015, WEB,weblink Lena Dunham Twitter, Twitter, 20 February 2015, no,weblink February 13, 2015, mdy-all, {{anchor|The Hive}}Vanity Fair launched The Hive in June 2016, its online business, politics and technology news vertical. In January 2017, Vanity Fair's Hive and Condé Nast Entertainment partnered with Cheddar online TV channel to create a live weekly series called VF Hive on Cheddar. Editor Graydon Carter called the series a "representation of how people are consuming more voraciously than ever."NEWS, Guaglione, Sara, 'Vanity Fair,' Cheddar Partner For Weekly Live Series,weblink 20 January 2017, Media Post, January 9, 2017, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 10, 2017, mdy-all, It was announced in November 2017 that Radhika Jones, editorial director of The New York Times books section, will succeed Carter as Editor-in-Chief on December 11, 2017.NEWS, Ember, Sydney, Radhika Jones, Vanity Fair's Surprise Choice, Is Ready to Go,weblink The New York Times, 13 November 2017, no,weblink November 14, 2017, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink New York Times books editor to head Vanity Fair, Wattles, Tom Kludt and Jackie, CNNMoney, 2017-11-22, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 14, 2017, mdy-all, In 2018, Vanity Fair received accolades for removing accused sexual abuser James Franco from a cover shoot.WEB,weblink James Franco Was Digitally Erased from Vanity Fair Cover After Sexual Harassment Allegations,, May 3, 2018, no,weblink" title="">weblink April 20, 2018, mdy-all,

International editions

There are currently five international editions of Vanity Fair being published; namely in the United Kingdom (since 1991), Spain (since 2008), France (since 2013), Italy (since 1993), and Mexico (since 2015), with the Italian version published weekly. The British Vanity Fair was first published in 1991.NEWS, Eric Pfaner, A Vanity Fair for France Puts Timing in Question,weblink 2 November 2014, The New York Times, 24 September 2012, Paris, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 2, 2014, mdy-all, The Italian Vanity Fair was established in October 2003NEWS, Stefania Medetti, Italy receives the first weekly edition of Vanity Fair,weblink 15 April 2015, Campaign, 12 December 2003, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013.Alessandra Turra (25 October 2013), Italian Vanity Fair Fetes 10th Anniversary {{webarchive|url= |date=November 14, 2013 }} Women's Wear Daily.Vanity Fair Germany launched in February 2007 at a cost of €50 million, then the most expensive new magazine in Germany in years and Condé Nast's biggest investment outside the United States. After circulation had plummeted from half a million to less than 200,000 per week, the German edition was shut down in 2009.Caitlin Fitzsimmons (February 20, 2009), Condé Nast closes German Vanity Fair {{webarchive|url= |date=September 21, 2016 }} The Guardian. A French version started in June 2013.Christina Passariello and Quentin Marion (June 25, 2013), Vanity Fair French Edition Launches Wednesday {{webarchive|url= |date=February 3, 2014 }} Wall Street Journal. The Spanish version of the magazine was first published in Spain in 2008 and it has been published monthly. In April 2015 Condé Nast México y Latinoamerica was to launch Vanity Fair Mexico.


As a successor to a similar invitation-only event annually held by the late agent Irving Paul Lazar, the first Vanity Fair Oscar Party took place in 1994.Gary Baum (November 13, 2013), Vanity Fair Oscar Party Exits Sunset Tower; Will It Land in Parking Lot? {{webarchive|url= |date=February 19, 2014 }} The Hollywood Reporter. During its first years, the magazine's Oscar party was co-hosted by producer Steve Tisch at Morton's in West Hollywood.Annette Haddad (May 12, 2007), Mortons to be a memory {{webarchive|url= |date=January 20, 2014 }} Los Angeles Times. At first, editor Graydon Carter kept the invitation list small, at around 120 for dinner.Alex Williams (February 28, 2014), Graydon Carter, the Last Impresario {{webarchive|url= |date=September 9, 2017 }} New York Times. Between 2009 and 2013, the party was held at Sunset Tower. The 2014 edition took place in a temporary, 12,000-square-foot glass-walled structure at 8680 Sunset Boulevard. Vanity Fair makes a limited number of invitations available each year for charity.Christopher Palmeri (February 9, 2012), Vanity Fair Oscar Party Invites Draw $100,000 Prices at Charity Auctions {{webarchive|url= |date=February 9, 2012 }} Bloomberg.Vanity Fair llega a México {{webarchive|url= |date=September 24, 2015 }} GQ. October 29, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2015.In recent years, Vanity Fair and Bloomberg hosted an after-party at the French ambassador's house following the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.



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