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Prince George Apparently Has a Green Thumb

At this point, Prince George could probably run for office and get elected. The almost-two-year-old is egregiously photogenic, a verifiable style icon, and has a preternaturally sophisticated cultural sensibility (it bears repeating: at the age of one, he had an understanding of the concept of …

Prince Charles

Prince William’s Dad Uniform: A Photographic Exploration

Sunday is a very special day, for not only is it Prince William's 33rd birthday, it is also Father’s Day. (“Does this mean I need to get him 2 gifts???? no, right?” Harry texts Kate.) On the occasion of this royal double-double of sorts, we thought it was a wise time to reflect on William’s dad-ly …

Prince William

Prince Harry Reportedly Has a New Love Interest, and You May Know Her from TV

A few weeks ago, the U.K. was verifiably shaken to its core by a picture of Prince Harry—who has recently made it clear he is looking to settle down in the near future—touching the leg of Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman at a polo match. It was impossible to fully dissect the nature of Harry and …

Prince Harry

Prince Harry Is Headed to Africa, Where He Might Run into an Ex-Girlfriend

Save rhinos, rekindle past love—the prince is going to have a busy summer.

Prince Harry has only recently returned from an extended overseas trip Down Under, but he’s packing his bags again.

The 30-year-old royal is heading for Africa for three months this summer, where he plans to learn more about …

Africa

What Gifts Did Michelle Obama Give Prince George and Princess Charlotte?

First Lady Michelle Obama is currently in the midst of a weeklong tour of Europe, which got off to a rollicking start with her tea date with Prince Harry on Tuesday. While Obama did not meet with Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, or either of their children (now we are imagining a formal …

Michelle Obama

Prince Harry and Michelle Obama Met for Tea This Morning

Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama did what you do when you’re in London, this morning: they sat down and drank some tea. The two discussed Harry’s dating life, and what Beyoncé’s text messages are like, where to get a pair of Prince George’s Crocs in an adult size, and whether the Game of

Michelle Obama

Prince George Steals The Show At The Queen’s Birthday Celebration

It was Princess Kate’s first official engagement since the birth of Princess Charlotte.

It was Queen Elizabeth’s birthday party, but Prince George stole the show.

The always-adorable 23-month old heir to the throne of England appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in his father’s arms to watch …

Prince Charles

Princess Charlotte Is Already Sleeping Through The Night

We assume the rest of you, like us, have been basking in something of a Princess Charlotte afterglow this week, after the release of the first four portraits of the young princess over the weekend. (By the way, you can tell a lot about someone by learning which of the four images they have chosen to …

Royal Family

Prince Harry Romance Rumors Heat Up as He Prepares to Spend His Summer in Africa

Princess Charlotte and Prince George (rightfully) snared much of the royal focus this weekend after a series of photos of the siblings (taken by Kate Middleton!) were released Saturday afternoon. But their uncle has been doing his part to create headlines, as well, as there have been significant …

Prince Harry

See the First Official Portraits of Princess Charlotte — Taken by Kate Middleton!

Behold! Stop whatever you are doing! Come inside from the pool! Put down that barbeque wing! Turn off “Trap Queen” (or whatever music is playing at this BBQ we are imagining you are at) and revel in this portrait of Princess Charlotte, our first look at the newest member of the royal family since …

Kate Middleton

Why Princess Charlotte’s Christening Will Be Very Different from George’s

Get those godparent bets in.

Kensington Palace said today that Princess Charlotte will be baptized on Sunday, July 5, by the Archbishop of Canterbury at St. Mary Magdalene church. The church is at the Queen’s Sandringham estate, a stone’s throw from William and Kate’s country bolthole, Anmer Hall.

It’s a …

Royal Family

Kate Middleton Emerges in Public for First Time Since Princess Charlotte’s Birth

Prince William has returned to the public eye—following the birth of Princess Charlotte last month—making a series of public appearances (including some hobnobbing with Thor), before returning to work as an air ambulance pilot this week. Kate, though, has yet to return to work, with her next public …

Royal Family

The Week in Fashion: Gigi Glows, Kate Stomps, and Amal Mixes It Up

Stars seemed to favor a monochromatic palette this week, as summer officially got underway. Amber Heard chose a form-fitting black lace Dolce & Gabbana number as she strut her stuff in New York, while Elizabeth Olsen was spotted in a striking black Christian Dior gown. Emilia Clarke and Jessica …

Kate Moss

Hot Looks: All Things Blue

There’s always something alluring and dreamy about the color blue, and we couldn’t be happier that this summer’s hottest products are exactly that shade. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite blue products.

1) Atelier Cologne Oud Saphir: This oud is rich and musky but not overwhelming at all! …

Makeup

Russell Westbrook‘s Fashion-Week Diary: Paris, Day 1

The men‘s fashion-week action has shifted from Milan to Paris. On Thursday, Louis Vuitton menswear designer Kim Jones showed off his latest collection to a packed house that included Kanye West and Zayne Malik. Our man at the shows, Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard and all around bon vivant …

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook’s Fashion Week Photo Diary: Paris Day 2

The menswear collections kept on rolling in Paris on Friday, and our man on the scene, Russell Westbrook, got in on the action himself. First, he headed to cultish boutique Colette, where he was joined by its creative director, Sarah Andelman, for a preview of his new Jordan brand sneaker and the …

Paris

Russell Westbrook’s Fashion Week Photo Diary: Paris Day 3

Day three of the men’s shows in Paris saw two of the most anticipated runways of menswear week: Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain Homme show and Kris van Assche’s at Dior. Russell Westbrook, who’s been chronicling the shows for VF.com all week, gave us a front-row view of both.

First up was Balmain, where …

Russell Westbrook

Life, Muriel Brandolini’s Eccentric and Globally Inspired Lifestyle Collection

Need a perfect summer hostess gift? Look no further.

International interior designer Muriel Brandolini has tapped into her French, Venezuelan, and Vietnamese heritage to conceive and create the eccentric treasures featured in her debut lifestyle collection, Life. The line, which includes loungewear, …

Interior Design

The Definitive Oral History of How Clueless Became an Iconic 90s Classic

On the 20th anniversary of the film, this excerpt from Jen Chaney’s new book features discussions with the film’s breakout stars and Hollywood veterans on the movie that became a fashion template and cultural touchstone.

In mid-July of 1995—when American culture was fixated on such matters as O. J. …

Movies

Can Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective’s Uncompromising Auteur, Do It All Again?

Rich Cohen explores the challenges and visions of the man behind Rust Cohle.

When I first met Nic Pizzolatto, he was teaching creative writing at DePauw, a small liberal-arts college in Indiana. He was a young professor at work on his first novel, seemingly just another member of the academic …

Writing

The Complex Power Coupledom of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and political activist Sean Eldridge were once the ultimate team, but Hughes’s controversial purchase of The New Republic and Eldridge’s failed run for Congress made the once-heroes villains. Sarah Ellison looks at what knocked them off the pedestal.

On the morning …

Chris Hughes

How One U.S. Soldier Blew the Whistle on a Cold-Blooded War Crime

William Langewiesche dissects the murder of four Iraqi prisoners, the military’s response, and how one warrior fought to become a better man.

I. Wolf Pack

Jess Cunningham was a staff sergeant in a mechanized unit of the U.S. Army—Alpha Company, First Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, First Infantry …

International Relations

See Mark Seliger’s Instagram Portraits From the Cannes amfAR Gala

Photographer Mark Seliger, with Vanity Fair Italia, gathered Karlie Kloss, Adrien Brody, and more of the biggest stars of the famed French festival inside his portrait studio, during the annual amFAR Gala.

Portrait Photography

Vanity Fair’s Exclusive Cannes Film Festival Portrait Gallery

See photographer Fabrice Dall’Anese’s stunning portraits of some of the biggest stars on the Croisette.

Film Festivals

Prince Harry Has Finally Met Princess Charlotte

Before we even begin this post, we would like to note, for the record, that when you Google “harry charlotte,” the first result that comes up is Charlotte York Goldenblatt’s Wikipedia page (she was married, as even a casual Sex and the City watcher would probably remember, to divorce attorney Harry …

Prince Harry

Princess Charlotte Has Been Keeping Prince William Up All Night

It’s been about three weeks since Princess Charlotte arrived on this earth, though you, like us, may have a hard time remembering a life, any semblance of a content existence, before she was on this planet, too. Kate, William, big brother George, and the new princess, fifth in line to the throne, have …

Royal Family

Kate Middleton’s Mother Advocates for Bouncy Castles in New Advice Column

Carole Middleton—mother to Kate, as well as Pippa and James—has maintained a pretty low, if quietly visible, profile over the past few years. Most people are aware of two biographical details when it comes to Carole: one, she (with husband Michael) started an extremely successful party-supplies …

Kate Middleton

Judy Garland’s Former Manager Opens Up About the Legend’s Final, Troubled Years

Stevie Phillips worked with Judy Garland for four years, beginning in 1961 as the manager of her comeback tour, and went on to represent her daughter, Liza Minnelli, until 1975. Below is an adaptation from Phillips’s memoir, Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me, which will be published …

Judy Garland

Season 6 Game of Thrones Casting News Brings a Long-Buried Plot Back from the Dead

The first character descriptions for the Season 6 Game of Thrones casting call have started making the rounds. They’re vague and general enough that they can be posted here at the top without any spoiler warning on them, and we’ll get to more in-depth analysis about what it all means below. So here, …

Game of Thrones

How Ford Models Changed the Face of Beauty

The little-known story behind a pair of young newlyweds in post–World War II Manhattan who launched the era of the supermodel.

When Eileen Otte and Jerry Ford eloped to San Francisco in November 1944, in the midst of World War II, it was hardly surprising that Jerry should declare his profession as …

Fashion Photography