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

Blasberg was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Carol and William Blasberg.He has a brother, Christopher.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 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, from the arts collective Visionaire. He is also the founder of www.MrBlasberg.com, a website from the NowManifest and Fairchild media groups.

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. Magazine, the New York Times, TeenVogue, 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,” the fashion and art tome conceived by Mary-Kate Olsen 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 co-author 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 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 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, updated and revamped version of the original best seller.

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. In 2011, Blasberg was featured alongside friend Alexa Chung on the competitive reality 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 such fashion luminaries as Marc Jacobs, Naomi Cambpell, 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, which is sold in stores around the world and at the website www.openingceremony.us.

Blasberg recently launched his blog, www.MrBlasberg.com, which documents his social observations, fashion reporting, best-dressed lists and international travels.

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


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