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Derek Blasberg        

Director of Fashion at YouTube

Derek Blasberg is a writer, editor and New York Times best-selling author. He is Vanity Fair’s ‘Our Man on the Street,’ a senior staff member at the Gagosian gallery, and the host of the television show ‘CNN Style.’

Derek was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to New York City in 2000 to attend New York University. He graduated in 2004 with two degrees, Dramatic Literature and Journalism, and began his career in the fashion industry as an assistant at Vogue. In his career, Blasberg has contributed to many international editions of Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as W, Glamour, WSJ. Magazine, The New York Times, and The London Sunday Times.

In April of 2010, Blasberg’s first book, a collection of humorous essays about modern etiquette called “Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady," was released by Penguin Publishing. The book was on the New York Times best sellers list for several weeks; it has since been translated into several languages and published in countries in Asia, South America and Europe. In 2012, a sequel, “Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady” was released. In 2015, he published “Harper’s Bazaar: Models,” a photographic survey of the most influential faces that have appeared in the publication. 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.

In 2016, Derek was announced as the host of ‘CNN Style.’ The show looks at creative expression from a multicultural and multi-faceted vantage, including the art, architecture, design, fashion and automotive industries. Derek also hosts several web series for Vanity Fair, including ‘Conversations in the Backseat,’ which has featured Reese Witherspoon, Selena Gomez, Kate Hudson, Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Gigi Hadid. In 2015, he co-hosted the program ‘Fashionably Late’ with Rachel Zoe on Lifetime TV; in 2011, he appeared alongside Alexa Chung on the show '24 Hour Catwalk.

He has appeared as a culture expert on 'The Today Show.

Blasberg lives in New York City with his dog, a dachshund named Monster.


Friends in high places: Derek Blasberg is shown the love by Victoria's Secret's Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge at star-studded stationery launch

It didn't take too much convincing for Derek Blasberg to round up his nearest and dearest celebrity friends to attend his Paperless Post stationery collection party in New York City on Tuesday night. The event was heaving at the seams as the Harper's Bazaar editor-at-large and New York Times bestselling author launched his latest venture - a collaboration with the technology startup that delivers online cards and invitations. The 31-year-old looked pretty pleased with his efforts as he posed with pals including Victoria's Secret beauties Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge...

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