Derek Blasberg


Derek Blasberg
Derek Blasberg

Blasberg in September 2007
Born April 22nd, 1982
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation fashion writer
Notable work(s) Classy: Exception Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady

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Derek Blasberg (born April 22, 1982) is a fashion writer, editor and New York Times best selling author.

Blasberg was born in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating the salutatorian of Affton High School’s class of 2000, he moved to New York City to attend New York University. He graduated with honors in two degrees, Dramatic Literature and Journalism, in 2004, and then began his first job as an assistant at Vogue magazine.

Blasberg is currently Editor at Large of Harper’s Bazaar, where he profiles the likes of Lady Gaga, Tom Ford and Daphne Guinness. In addition, he is the editor of VMAN and a senior editor at Vmagazine, the mens and women's publications, respectively, from the arts collective Visionaire.

In 2008, Blasberg edited “Influence,” the fashion and art tome conceived by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, and since he has contributed to several other books and literary projects.

In April 2010, Blasberg’s first book, “Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady”, a collection of humorous essays and illustrations aimed at young women, was released by Penguin Books. In its second week, the book was certified a New York Times best seller. The etiquette guide was feted with a book tour around the United States and Europe hosted in various cities by Chloe Sevigny, Milla Jovovich, Nicole Richie, Kate Bosworth, Nate Berkus, Emma Watson, Dasha Zhukova, Lauren Santo Domingo, Karlie Kloss, Margherita Missoni, Alexa Chung and Barbara Pierce Bush.

Blasberg is currently based in New York City, where he lives with a dachshund named Monster.

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