Perennial party boy and fashion writer Derek Blasberg is entering a new chapter: he's left his post at Harper's Bazaar for Vanity Fair, where he'll cover art, fashion and society under the title "Our Man on the Street."
The St. Louis native graduated from NYU in 2004 and quickly became a fashion industry fixture with a jet-setting social schedule. He's been an editor at large at Style.com, a columnist for Interview, a contributor at Vogue, Elle, Women's Wear Daily, the New York Times and many more — most recently, however, he was an editor at large at Harper's Bazaar, V magazine and VMAN. He edited Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's coffee table fashion book entitled "Influence" in 2008 and published a humorous modern etiquette book entitled "Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady" in 2010. He's also consulted for fashion luxury brands and appeared on television for many different projects, all while amassing a tight-knit group of model friends that would even make Taylor Swift jealous.
In his new role, Blasberg will write for print and online, including a recurring "It Girl"/"It Boy" series, and host his own series of videos. He's been contributing content in an unofficial capacity this year, including a video interview and profile on model Gigi Hadid. "Derek navigates the worlds of art, fashion and society — whatever that is these days — better than anyone I know," said Editor Graydon Carter in a statement. "He also seems to be everyone's best friend. And someone's got to Instagram the skirt lengths back to us from Paris."
Sounds like Michael Carl will have a new seat buddy during Fashion Week next month.
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