(New York, NY – July 10, 2013) Today Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) launched the Vanity Fair video channel, the fifth in CNE’s digital video network. At launch, programming for the channel will include four original series inspired by Vanity Fair. The line-up features a celebrity interview show hosted by Vanity Fair senior west coast editor Krista Smith, a show based on Vanity Fair contributing editor David Kamp’s popular features and book series “The Snob’s Dictionary,” a docu-series revolving around Manhattan’s most iconic addresses, and an animated “how-to” series. The content will be widely distributed across all platforms including the official Vanity Fair video site http://video.vanityfair.com and YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/VanityFair as well as through syndicated partnerships. American Express, Salvatore Ferragamo and Acura will sponsor the channel launch.

“Our goal is to bring Vanity Fair to life in a new medium,” said Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter. “If we do it right, these videos will be smart, entertaining, and a little bit unconventional.”

“Vanity Fair is one of our culture’s most influential brands, and their digital channel will only add to the global conversation sparked by the magazine,” said Dawn Ostroff, president, Condé Nast Entertainment. “The channel takes the fabric of Vanity Fair and spins it into something fresh and new for the digital age.”

“Vanity Fair and Salvatore Ferragamo are global brands with a significant number of common values: both enjoy the fruits of a long tradition of distinguished class and glamour, though neither lost the vivacity of a constant innovation throughout the years,” said Andrea Tremolada, Corporate Communication Director at Salvatore Ferragamo. “Vanity Fair readers and Salvatore Ferragamo customers, too, often share the same aesthetics and desires, making our brand a perfect partner for the launch of their digital channel.”

The Vanity Fair slate of programming features the following series:

Vanity Code: Vanity Fair’s animated “How-To” series offers solutions for unique life situations like How To…Behave at a Swinger’s Party, or How To…Feign Interest in Your Boss’s Children. This is a hilarious look at how to survive almost any cultural situation. #VanityCode

@VFHollywood with Krista Smith: Tune in to see the latest stars stopping by Vanity Fair’s Los Angeles office to talk with senior west coast editor Krista Smith about their current and upcoming projects—and then watch as they take a spin in VF’s video photo booth where they’ll answer revealing questions. With celebs like Diane Kruger, Guillermo del Toro, Amy Schumer, and Charlie Day, this series gives you an inside look of what’s coming up next in Hollywood. #VFHollywood

The Snob’s Dictionary: Based on the books and Vanity Fair features written by VF contributing editor David Kamp, the 10-part Snob’s Dictionary web series is a window into the world of the cultural snob, for whom knowledge of subjects is more important than the actual enjoyment of them. Season one tackles film, food, music, and television, and will introduce viewers to Nick Drake, Heirloom Tomatoes, and many more snob-worthy objects and pursuits. #Snob

Eminent Domains {NYC}: This 8-part web series will offer viewers a look at some of the most interesting, historic, and legendary addresses in New York City. From storied co-ops like The Dakota to high-end modern towers like 15 Central Park West, these iconic New York buildings have as interesting a story as their inhabitants. Future seasons of Eminent Domains will travel to other cities around the world. #VFDomains