Vanity Fair: Oscar Night Sessions

A Decade of Portraits from the After-Party


Ten years of luminous photographic portraits of Hollywood celebrities who attended the most exclusive and glamorous after-party of the year


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For the past decade, photographer Mark Seliger has set up an elaborate pop-up studio inside the annual Vanity Fair after-party on Oscar night, producing exquisite portraits of Hollywood's A-list personalities in the immediate afterglow of cinema’s biggest event of the year. This book gathers the best of these portraits, along with a foreword by Vanity Fair editor in chief Radhika Jones and an afterword by actor Alan Cumming, who sheds light on what it’s like to be in front of Seliger’s lens on the night of nights. With some 200 portraits, featuring Oscar-winning actors, directors, and musicians, Hollywood power couples, and luminaries of all stripes, including Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro, Spike Lee, Regina King, Jessica Chastain, Taika Waititi, Timothée Chalamet, Donald Glover, and many more, this over-the-top volume will delight anyone interested in exquisite photography and Hollywood glamour.

Additional information

Weight 2200 g
Dimensions 26.2 x 33.9 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 16 November 2023
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Radhika Jones
Dimensions 26.2 x 33.9 cm
Weight 2200 g


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Mark Seliger is a longtime Vanity Fair contributing photographer. He is the author of several books of photography, including In My Stairwell, Listen, and On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories.
Radhika Jones is editor in chief of Vanity Fair and host of the annual VF party on Oscar night. She has also worked as an editor at the New York Times, Time, ArtForum, the Paris Review, and the Moscow Times.
David Friend, Vanity Fair’s editor of creative development, has co-edited more than a dozen VF books. Formerly the director of photography of Life, he is also an Emmy-winning documentary producer.
Alan Cumming is a Tony Award–winning actor of stage and screen, a novelist and memoirist, a Grammy and multiple Golden Globe nominee, and the co-owner of the Manhattan cabaret Club Cumming.