Derek Blasberg is an American fashion writer and is former editor-at-large for US Harper’s Bazaar, VMAN and V Magazine. He is also a New York Times best selling author for his book, Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady, and the founder of blog MrBlasberg.com.
In August 2015 Blasberg announced he was leaving Harper's Bazaar to join Vanity Fair, as the magazine's "Man on the Street." In the role, Blasberg will write features and a recurring It Girl/It Boy spotlight for the magazine, as well as contributing regularly to its website and hosting his own series on its video channel.
Blasberg moved to New York from his native Missouri to attend New York University, where he majored in dramatic literature and journalism. Following his graduation in 2004 he secured an assistant role at American Vogue.
Blasberg has contributed articles to numerous publications, including many of the international editions of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar; W, WWD, WSJ, The New York Times, Teen Vogue, The Sunday Times, Elle, 10, and Another Magazine. From 2006 to 2010, Blasberg was the editor-at-large of Style.com, writing a column called The Blasblog. From 2009 to 2012 he wrote a column called Fast + Louche for Interview magazine.
As a fashion editor, Blasberg has collaborated with some of the industry’s most in-demand image-makers, including Karl Lagerfeld , David Bailey, Terry Richardson , and Marilyn Minter. Blasberg has also served as a consultant on creative projects for fashion brands including Louis Vuitton , Chanel, H&M , Fendi, Carolina Herrera , MAC, Tiffany’s, and Theyskens' Theory.
In April 2010 Penguin published Blasberg’s first book, Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady, a collection of humorous essays and illustrations aimed at young women. In its second week, the book was a New York Times best seller. In October of 2011, Blasberg released Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady, an expanded, and updated version of the original bestseller.