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Issue No. 91

The View from Here Trump’s legacy: invasion of the party snatchers

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From 10 to Zero in 60 Seconds No commemorative libraries. No seven-figure book deals. Why being the ex-leader of the U.K. is hard work with few perks

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Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook

On Thin Ice Is an ugly divorce the key to putting Donald Trump in prison?

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Old Money vs. Machine A pair of Transformers figures provokes an epic battle in staid Georgetown

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Air Supply


Playing with Fyre The bizarre, ongoing story of Billy McFarland, the mastermind behind the music-festival fiasco who started a podcast behind bars

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The Skinny on Waistlines Which dieting app works best: baby-boomers’ favorite, WW, or the millennial-minded Noom?

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Has Hunter Biden Written the Season’s Best Book? It’s up for debate—as is the best way to drop the lockdown weight, and what exactly makes someone the new It Girl

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Small Talk
“In 2,000 years, you’ll be reincarnated as a sales associate who says things like ‘Friyay’ and ‘wine o’clock.’”

The Sex Queen of Paris Madame Claude schooled high-priced prostitutes for clients such as J.F.K. and Onassis. Now she gets the Netflix treatment

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Where Hollywood
Is Hiding Out …
And other curious news about these strange days

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Palace Intrigue In Venice, the stylish Arrivabene family puts a new varnish on Renaissance splendor

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Air Mail Jr.
Small Talk

From Morocco, with Style—and Wit

Vogue: The Arab Issue is the title of a photographic series created by Hassan Hajjaj in the 1990s. It’s also the title for Hajjaj’s latest exhibition, which includes the original series and four others, now on at Fotografiska, in New York City. A nod to Vogue’s fabled fall blockbuster, commonly referred to as “the September Issue,” the exhibition playfully puts the stress on the word “issue.” Hajjaj is pointing up a trope that has been a piece of the Vogue paradigm since the 1960s: the fashion shoot that is part fantasy travelogue, part cultural appropriation. READ ON

Stylish sojourn: “Chillin,” by Hassan Hajjaj, one in a series of his photographs on show at Fotografiska New York.

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Small Talk
“If they pay the ransom promptly, I’m throwing in a free tote bag.”

Brooklyn’s—and America’s?—New It Girl Kamala Harris’s 21-year-old stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, has designs on her future

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Charles de Vilmorin At 24, the new creative director of Rochas is reimagining couture for a new generation

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The H-Word David Cowles and Josh Gosfield’s new magazine, Public Eye, invites great artists to create works based on a theme. First up: heroes, as introduced by the talk-show host in Public Eye’s opening pages

Open Book

Bon Voyage! A new book collects the best of airport style, from an impossibly bouncy-haired Dolly Parton to Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin

Small Talk
“The white carpet in here was a mistake.”

Sensational: The Hidden History of America’s “Girl Stunt Reporters”

by Kim Todd
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The Van Gogh Sisters

by Willem-Jan Verlinden
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Positano, Please! This season, Le Sirenuse celebrates its 70th birthday—and everyone’s invited

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“A narcissus represents rebirth and new beginnings. This is based on Les Fleurs Animées, the final work by the great French caricaturist J. J. Grandville, published posthumously in 1847.”
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Graydon Carter and Alessandra Stanley

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Chris Garrett Michael Hainey Nathan King

Design Director

Angela Panichi

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John Tornow

Books Editor

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Laura Jacobs

Style Editor

Ashley Baker

Features Editor

Ash Carter

Senior Editor

Julia Vitale

Executive Editor

David Foxley

Photo Director

Ann Schneider

Associate Editors

Elena Clavarino Clementine Ford Alex Oliveira Elinor Schneider


Cazzie David Emma Freud Walter Isaacson
Pico Iyer Rachel Johnson John Lahr
Douglas McGrath James Wolcott

Writers at Large

Lili Anolik Joseph Bullmore William D. Cohan Rich Cohen Stuart Heritage George Kalogerakis Sam Kashner Alexandra Marshall

International Editor

Isabelle Harvie-Watt

London Editor

Bridget Arsenault

Communications Director

Anna Bradlee

Cartoon Editor

Bob Mankoff

Music Supervisor

Randall Poster

Copy Editor

Adam Nadler

Photo Editor

Emine Gozde Sevim

Production Editor

H. Scott Jolley


Roxy Solis Gasper Tringale-White Jenna Kim

Chief Operating Officer

Bill Keenan

Chief Marketing Officer

Emily Davis

Brand Partnerships

Anjali Lewis

Sales Director

Michael Pescuma

Financial & Business Operations

Marc Leyer

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Madeline Spates

Chief Strategy Advisor

Adam Mendelsohn

In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 91
April 10, 2021
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Issue No. 91
April 10, 2021

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