Blasberg in December 2012
|Born||Derek Charles Blasberg
April 22, 1982
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Occupation||fashion editor, fashion writer, author|
|Notable work(s)||Very Classy: Even More Exception Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady|
Derek Blasberg (born April 22, 1982) is an American fashion writer, editor and New York Times bestselling author. He is the Editor-at-Large of Harper’s Bazaar and Vmagazine and VMAN, publications for women and men, respectively. He is also the founder of the website www.MrBlasberg.com, which documents his social observations, fashion reporting, best-dressed lists, and international travel.
Early life and education
After graduating as 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 Dramatic Literature and Journalism in 2004. His first job was as an assistant at Vogue.
Blasberg is currently the 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-at-large of Vmagazine and VMAN, the women's and men's publications, respectively, of arts collective Visionaire. He is also the founder of www.MrBlasberg.com, a website from the NowManifest and Fairchild media groups.[disambiguation needed]
In his career, Blasberg has contributed articles to a variety of publications, including numerous international editions of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, W, Womens Wear Daily, WSJ., the New York Times, Teen Vogue, the London Sunday Times, Elle, 10, and Another Magazine. From 2006 to 2010, Blasberg was the Editor-at-Large of Style.com, where he wrote a column called The Blasblog. From 2009 to 2012, he kept a column called Fast + Louche for Interview magazine.
In 2008, Blasberg edited Influence, a fashion and art tome conceived by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. He has since contributed texts and written forwards to several other books and literary projects in the fashion and art spheres. He served as coauthor to several of the New York City editions of the Louis Vuitton Travel Guides.
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 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 Chloë 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. Classy has since been translated into several languages and published in countries in Asia, South America, and Europe. In October of 2011, Blasberg released Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady, which is an expanded, and updated version of the original bestseller.
As a fashion editor, Blasberg has collaborated with some of the industry’s most iconic image-makers, including Karl Lagerfeld, David Bailey, Terry Richardson, and Marilyn Minter. Blasberg has also served as a consultant on creative projects for a long list of fashion brands, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, H+M, Fendi, Carolina Herrera, MAC, Tiffany’s, and Theyskens' Theory.
In 2011 Blasberg was featured alongside friend Alexa Chung on the competitive reality TV show 24-Hour Catwalk; he has appeared as a fashion expert on The Today Show and the Nate Berkus Show; and in a series of short films with Harper’s Bazaar, he has interviewed fashion luminaries like Marc Jacobs, Naomi Campbell, Karlie Kloss, Lou Doillon, and Carine Roitfeld.
In 2012 Blasberg debuted a humorous fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice stationery collaboration with the retailer Opening Ceremony, called Derek Blasberg for Opening Ceremony.
Blasberg currently lives in New York City with a dachshund named Monster.
- Derek Blasberg - Personal website
- Derek Blasberg appearance slideshow - Style.com Photos
- Harper's Bazaar by Blasberg
- Interview Magazine by Blasberg
- 10 magazine
- Classy Book Party in New York City
- Classy Book Party in Los Angeles
- Classy VIDEO introduction by Blasberg - YouTube
- VIDEO Derek Blasberg in CLASSY book tour - YouTube