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Alexandra Marshall

Alexandra Marshall is a Writer at Large for AIR MAIL. She is a contributor to W, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and Travel+Leisure. Marshall lives in Paris.

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Rings of Fire

As Paris prepares to host the Olympic Games, it’s governed by chaos and construction. And it’s not a good look for its ambitious mayor, Anne Hidalgo

Mean Boys

France can’t stop talking about its new prime minister, the young and dashing Gabriel Attal. And neither can his high-school bully

Oh, Mon Depardieu!

Scores of sexual-harassment charges are finally catching up with France’s most decorated actor. And that’s when the culture wars stepped in


She was a fashion blogger, illustrator, and photographer who suffered when the cameras turned on her. Garance Doré tries for her second (or third or fourth) act

The View from Here

Hollywood isn’t the only strike zone. French journalists are picketing the latest antics of right-wing media mogul Vincent Bolloré

Written in the Stars

Guerlain’s Les Météorites powder was always more than just makeup. For one woman, it marked the beginning of a beautiful life

Catch a Falling Star

Marlène Schiappa was a powerhouse in the Macron establishment. But that was before she posed for Playboy and played fast and loose with government funds

The Hits Keep Coming

After the success of Unorthodox, its co-creator Anna Winger returns to Netflix with Transatlantic, a black comedy about World War II–era refugees

Gaffe Factory

A badly managed media tour on the eve of a national meltdown has the world wondering: Has Brigitte Macron lost her touch?

Freezing to Death?

As an energy crisis looms, the French are melting down amid threats of rolling blackouts and school closures

Daddy Issues

In her new memoir, Emmanuelle Seigner attempts to re-frame her husband, Roman Polanski, as a doting spouse and father. But even the French aren’t buying it

Don’t Sweat It

Naomi Watts, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mariella Frostrup are among the entrepreneurs who are making menopause look rather … sexy

Cherchez la Frame

Macron is positioning himself as a man of the people—sexy selfies and portraiture included. French politics will never be the same

Serving Up Looks

CT Hedden got his start as a bartender at Indochine. Now he’s the toast of Paris Fashion Week

Bezos in Love

Is Lauren Sanchez a modern-day Marion Davies?

The View from Here

Paris is looking worse for the wear, and the Internet is outraged. Is this the end for Mayor Anne Hidalgo?

Is That a Birkin on the Blockchain?

Why are luxury brands messing around in the NFT sandbox?

Sorry, Not Sorry

In Paris, the Café de Flore set has been plagued with sex-crime scandals—but there’s no apology in sight

Collins on the Rocks

American expats are fuming over Emily in Paris, Darren Star’s absurd new Netflix series

“Off with Their Euros!”

Welcome to Royalist theme park Puy du Fou, the least woke place in France

Race to the Bottom

As the heirs of the late Marchioness of Moratalla squabble over her estate, her prize-winning jumpers go hungry

Affairs of State

A new book goes deep into the hot-blooded hypocrisy at the heart of the French presidency

The Jeffrey Epstein of Paris

Why did the Café de Flore set protect the pedophile who was abusing their children?

Death Becomes Him

Stéphane Bourgoin enjoyed a dazzling career as France’s top expert on serial killers. There was only one little problem …