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Editor’s Letter • My high school American history teacher had two turns of phrase that have stuck with me for 30 years. First, she consistently referred to our textbook by its author’s last name, Garraty.
THE TRIMMINGS • THE VANITY FAIR GIFT GUIDE
FOR THE IRON SCION • Do the holidays Succession-style, with prezzies delectable enough to coax a smile from a Roy
FOR THE SUN CHASER • These gifts pair best with pool views, Venetian accents, and Jane Day’s From Palm Beach to Shangri La: The Architecture of Marion Sims Wyeth, out from Rizzoli
FOR THE TRUE ACE • Take inspiration from King Richard(Warner Bros.)—starring Will Smith as Venus and Serena Williams’s father—with items that turn heads on and off the court
FOR THE FLAG FLYER • Luxuriate in the tones of Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror, a two-part retrospective on view at the Whitney and Philadelphia Museum through February
FOR THE BLOOMING ROSE • Make this season a fuchsia-infused dreamscape—inspired by Young Thug’s new album, Punk—for the headliner on your list
LUCAS BRAVO • Looking for a French connection? Try Emily in Paris star
Rhyme and Reason
True PRÊT • Net-a-Porter president ALISON LOEHNIS gives a primer in posh pleasures—and while her favorite things may dazzle with sapphires and sequins, her Manolos are made for walking
Through the LENS • In her new book, ANNIE LEIBOVITZ showcases five decades of singular fashion
Just for FLICKS • For the opening gala of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, stars galore celebrated at the new Renzo Piano–designed building, a Los Angeles destination 10 years in the making
The JUUL CASE • What we may have lost when the question of vaping got political
She Was WALKING HOME • The murder of Sarah Everard horrified a nation—and exposed deep rifts in feminist approaches to criminal justice
A HAPPY NEW YEAR • After a long break from the screen, Jennifer Lawrence returns with the ferocious comedy Don’t Look Up. The Oscar winner talks to V.F. about love, fame, and boundaries
QUEEN OF THE DESERT • THE ARAB WORLD ONCE STRUGGLED TO EMBRACE HER, BUT FIVE YEARS AFTER ZAHA HADID’S DEATH, SEVERAL OF HER EXTRAORDINARY BUILDINGS ARE BEING UNVEILED ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST—AND HER LEGACY AS ONE OF THE 21ST CENTURY’S MOST INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTS ONLY GROWS
DOWN TO EARTH • JEFF BEZOS’S HANDPICKED SUCCESSOR AS CEO OF AMAZON IS IN MANY WAYS HIS ANTITHESIS: UNDERSTATED, MODEST, AND RELATIVELY UNKNOWN. BUT CAN ANDY JASSY MANAGE A $1.75 TRILLION COMPANY, ITS 1.4 MILLION EMPLOYEES, AND A SEEMINGLY INEVITABLE REGULATORY ONSLAUGHT, ALL WHILE MAINTAINING HIS NICE-GUY REPUTATION?
EYES ON THE PRIZE • America’s most famous public intellectual is also one of its most besieged. As a book version of the 1619 Project hits shelves and the right wing rails against teaching racial justice, NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES takes stock of the national legacy she is building
WHAT TO WEAR TO THE REVOLUTION • WITH HEADLINEGRABBING RUNWAY SHOWS AND SUBVERSIVE CELEBRITY PROJECTS, BALENCIAGA CREATIVE DIRECTOR DEMNA GVASALIAIS FASHION’S REIGNING RENEGADE
UP SHIP CREEK • WHEN A CARGO SHIP GOT STUCK IN THE SUEZ CANAL TO THE TUNE OF $10 BILLION LOST DAI LY IN GLOBAL TRADE, AN AMUSED PUBLIC GIGGLED—AND THEN OUR SUPPLY PAIN KICKED IN
Pair OF Aces • FOURTEEN YEARS AFTER THEIR HIT...