Vintage VF

1 season, 49 episodes

From classic cover shoots to incredible behind-the-scenes looks, Vintage VF offers a glimpse into the best of Vanity Fair's video archive.

Season 1

Sports

Author and Vanity Fair contributing editor Buzz Bissinger reflects on LeBron James’s high-school national championship and ascension to N.B.A. superstar, including the lifelong friends and teammates who supported him along the way.

Arts & Culture

In 2010, Lily Collins, Selena Gomez, and Vanessa Hudgens posed for Norman Jean Roy as a posse of up-and-coming attractions. Take a look back at the photo shoot that documented their coming-of-age transition from teen stars to leading ladies.

Arts & Culture

Mix one part California girl, one part pinup; add a sprinkling of saccharine pop; garnish with couture; serve over Paris; and what do you have? An intoxicating Vanity Fair shoot. Revisit Katy Perry's June 2011 cover shoot, as photographed in the City of Light by Annie Leibovitz.

Arts & Culture

Hollywood is full of women who know how to put on a gown and pose for the cameras. But there are a handful of ladies whose sartorial selections elevate them head and exposed shoulders above the rest. V.F. highlights the glamorous style of actress and breast cancer awareness advocate Angelina Jolie with commentary by fashion and style director Jessica Diehl and fashion market director Michael Carl.

Arts & Culture

Vanity Fair beauty director SunHee Grinnell chats with some of the industry's leading makeup artists and hairstylists about five dazzling screen sirens whose hair and makeup never fail to impress.

Arts & Culture

In honor of the 2012 International Best-Dressed List, Vanity Fair fashion director Jessica Diehl parses the style of the former Kate Middleton—now the Duchess of Cambridge, undisputed crown jewel of the British royal family.

Arts & Culture

Vanity Fair special correspondent Bob Colacello and photographer Bruce Weber take the stars out for martinis at Musso and Frank.

Arts & Culture

With holiday season getting underway, we’re reminded of one of our favorite stories of family, resilience, and hope. Revisit the quest of Saroo Brierley, who, using images taken from Google Earth as well as his own hazy memories, found his long-lost family and village in India.

Comedy

Together for the first time in since 2000, the entire cast of cult-classic Freaks and Geeks assembled at Judd Apatow’s beckoning—in a high school gym, no less. Go behind the scenes at Mark Seliger’s photo shoot, with commentary from Apatow and the actors.

Hollywood

Re-visit Peggy Sirota's 2008 shoot with the cast of Twilight in this behind-the-scenes look.

Arts & Culture

In our video homage, the late, great journalist and cultural critic—a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair—says that “one wouldn’t be doing one’s job if one didn’t itch to prick.” View a mere sampling of his brilliant ripostes.

Cover Shoots

Re-visit Taylor Swift’s April 2013 cover shoot, shot on location in Paris by photographer Peter Lindbergh.

Fashion & Beauty

In 2007 Mario Testino photographed Gisele Bündchen for our Style Issue. View behind-the-scenes footage from her glamorous shoot, and see why she’s called “The Body.”

Arts & Culture

Go behind the scenes of Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli’s contemporary art collection in Venice.

Photo Shoots

Revisit Brooklyn Decker’s Vanities shoot where the former Sports Illustrated cover star sat down with Krista Smith to talk about modeling, acting, and why she finally relented in going out with her husband, tennis ace Andy Roddick.

Fashion & Beauty

Kate Moss does her best Marlene Dietrich for photographers Mert & Marcus.

Cover Shoots

Rewind to 2010 when the Biebs appeared on our February cover, and see how he stripped down in this special outtake.

Fashion & Beauty

Go behind the scenes at our photo shoot of the V&A “Hollywood Costumes” exhibition—the shoot was conceived as an homage to Vanity Fair’s renowned Hollywood covers under editor Graydon Carter.

Hollywood

James Franco, Jason Segel, Busy Philipps, and Linda Cardellini tell us how they nabbed their roles on the cult-classic show, and what their characters would be doing today.

Fashion & Beauty

Hollywood is full of women who know how to put on a gown and pose for the cameras. But there are only a handful of ladies whose sartorial selections elevate them head and exposed shoulders above the rest, including the iconic Elizabeth Taylor.

Fashion & Beauty

Vanity Fair editors reflect on the boundary-pushing fashion and provocative style that have established Madonna as an icon of pop and fashion.

Comedy

Revisit the behind-the-scenes shoot of the cast of “Freaks and Geeks,” featuring former geeks John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, Martin Starr, and more.

Music

In the February 2010 issue of Vanity Fair, photographer Art Streiber captured pop sensation Justin Bieber. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the then-16-year-old pop sensation.

Cover Shoots

Photographer Bruce Weber captured Vanity Fair’s July 2013 cover star, Channing Tatum, at One Gun Ranch, in Malibu, California. Take a look behind the scenes with this short film, "The Ranch on Top of the World."

Cover Shoots

Revisit Emma Stone’s August 2011 cover shoot, by Patrick Demarchelier in St. Barth’s.

Cover Shoots

The Twilight heartthrob talks about what it means to be on the cover of Vanity Fair, and why he can’t believe he’s following in the footsteps of Brad Pitt.

Business

Victims of Bernard Madoff's financial fraud discuss their fears, their frustrations, and their uncertain futures.

Photo Shoots

The double gold medalist took her gymnastics skills to Vanity Fair’s trampoline, in her photo shoot for the October 2012 issue.

Society

Revisit V.F.’s animated re-creation of the events at the scene, based on the account of the shooter, double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius and the detective, Hilton Botha.

Arts & Culture

For 50 summers, Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater has brought the Bard to the Big Apple—go behind the scenes of the pastoral setting and Annie Leibovitz’s shoot of troupe veterans.

Arts & Culture

The pair also talk about the future of magazines, Carter’s restaurant investments, and his personal hobbies.

Arts & Culture

A look behind the scenes of the classic movie based on the new book by Executive Editor J.W. Rinzler.

Arts & Culture

For his most recent book, Back to Blood, Tom Wolfe analyzes the many characters and class systems of Miami, Florida. See an exclusive clip of documentary footage by Oscar Corral, who followed Wolfe during his exhaustive reporting process.

Arts & Culture

David Hyde Pierce On His Broadway Role In Accent On Youth

Arts & Culture

Bruce Handy shares what it was like to work with Francis Ford Coppola on the December 2007 V.F. profile.

Arts & Culture

In 1971, New York Mafia Boss Joe Colombo nearly succeeded in derailing the production of The Godfather. Vanity Fair contributing editor Mark Seal explains what happened next.

Arts & Culture

After the police investigation into a brutal Florida rape went nowhere, it became private eye Ken Brennan’s smoldering obsession. Mark Bowden follows Brennan’s years-long, cross-country quest to prove his hunch was right.

Politics

Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter in conversation with Tony Blair. Manhattan, June 23, 2009.

Politics

Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter in conversation with Tony Blair. Manhattan, June 23, 2009.

Politics

Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter in conversation with Tony Blair. Manhattan, June 23, 2009.

Politics

Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter in conversation with Tony Blair. Manhattan, June 23, 2009.

Politics

Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter in conversation with Tony Blair. Manhattan, June 23, 2009.

Politics

Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter in conversation with Tony Blair. Manhattan, June 23, 2009.

Business

Watch the events that have befallen the town of Dimock, Pennsylvania, where shale-gas drilling involving hydraulic fracturing has been going on since 2008.

Politics

Excerpted from American Experience: 25 Years.

Politics

VF.com exclusive video about the making of contributing photographer Jonas Fredwall Karlsson and photography producer Ron Beinner's portfolio of the Egyptian revolution.

Politics

David Rose discusses how North Korea was funding its nuclear program using counterfeit U.S. currency and shares footage from the F.B.I.'s investigation.

Politics

Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington discuss the January 2008 article, "Into the Valley."

Politics

Nearly one in five people living in Lebanon today is a refugee from Syria’s deadly civil war. The U.N. expects the two million displaced people (nearly half of them are children) from Syria to swell to four million by the end of 2014. Our journalists traveled the streets of Beirut to uncover the strain on resources and families. Credits: Directed and produced by Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton.