Derek Blasberg Biography
Derek Blasberg is an American journalist, author, and television personality who works extensively in the fashion industry. Since 2016, he has been the host of CNN International’s CNN Style. He also hosted Vanity Fair magazine’s web series called Our Man on the Street. As of 2018, he is the head of fashion and beauty partnerships at YouTube. He has written three books.
Blasberg was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Bill Blasberg, a certified public accountant, and Carol Blasberg, the managing editor of the medical journal The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. In 2000, Blasberg graduated from Affton High School, where he was salutatorian of his class.
Derek Blasberg Age And Birthday
Derek was born on April 22, 1982, in Missouri, United States. He is 40years old now as of 2020.
Derek Blasberg Career
College years and early career
In 2000, Blasberg moved to New York City to attend New York University. He graduated in 2004 with honors with a dual bachelor’s degrees in dramatic literature and journalism. During college, Blasberg worked at the model agency Elite Model Management writing bios for models.
He got the job by befriending a model who lived in his dorm. He worked a similar position for European agency Models 1 during a semester abroad in London.
Derek had a part-time position at W magazine during his junior year of college. In his senior year, he began working as an assistant at Vogue magazine and continued working there full time after graduating college.
He was fired from Vogue after less than a year due to his zealous nature offending his colleagues and embarrassing the magazine by being linked to a tabloid report about an affair with one of the Proenza Schouler designers.
Starting in 2015, Blasberg hosted several Vanity Fair magazine web series, including Conversations In The Backseat, where he has interviewed Reese Witherspoon, Gigi Hadid, Naomi Campbell, Maria Sharapova, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Since April 2016, Blasberg has been the host of the CNN International show, CNN Style. CNN Style focuses on covering fashion internationally, but also includes art, architecture, and design. CNN Style was created 15 years after the long-running Style with Elsa Klensch.
From 2006 to 2010, Blasberg was the Editor at Large of Style.com, where he wrote a column called “The Blas blog.” In 2008, Blasberg edited Influence, a fashion and art tome conceived by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. From 2009 to 2012, he wrote a column called “Fast + Louche” for Interview magazine. Blasberg co-wrote several of the New York City editions of the Louis Vuitton Travel Guides.
In April 2010, Blasberg’s debut book, Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady, was published. It was a collection of humorous essays about etiquette and was on The New York Times bestsellers list for several weeks. In October 2011, he published a follow-up to Classy called Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady, which was an expanded and updated version of the original.
2014, he worked at the Gagosian Gallery as a senior staffer. In this position, Blasberg wrote the “In Conversation” series for Gagosian Quarterly. Before joining Vanity Fair in 2015, he was the Editor at Large of Harper’s Bazaar. He was an Editor at Large a V and VMAN.
He was the founding U.S. Editor of the London-based arts publication Garage Magazine where he wrote a column called “Emails from the Edge.” In 2015, Blasberg published Harper’s Bazaar: Models, a survey of the most important models and iconic images in fashion history, which has a forward that was written by Karl Lagerfeld.
As a fashion editor, Blasberg has collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld, David Bailey, Terry Richardson, and Marilyn Minter. Blasberg has worked as a consultant on creative projects for fashion brands that included Chanel, MAC Cosmetics, Opening Ceremony, where he had a stationery line the “Handwritten Letter Helper,” and Tiffany’s.
Derek Blasberg Partner
Blasberg currently lives in New York with his partner, Nick Brown, a venture capitalist.
Blasberg Derek Books
- Olsen, Mary-Kate; Olsen, Ashley (2008). Blasberg, Derek (ed.). Influence. New York: Razorbill.
- Blasberg, Derek; Corral Design, Rodrigo (design by) (2010). Classy: Be a Lady Not a Tramp. New York: Razorbill.
- Blasberg, Derek; Corral Design, Rodrigo (design by) (2011). Very Classy: Be a Lady Not a Tramp. New York, NY: Razorbill.
- Blasberg, Derek; Lagerfeld, Karl (forward by); Bailey, Glenda (introduction by) (2015). Harper’s Bazaar: Models. New York, NY: Abrams.
Derek Blasberg Salary
CCN’s Blasberg receives an annual salary of $75,000-$90,000 from his career as a news journalist.
Derek Blasberg Net Worth
Blasberg has an estimated net worth of between $100,000 to $1 million. His income is mainly attributed to his career as a journalist,