Derek Blasberg was born in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating as the salutatorian of his high school class he moved to New York City to study Dramatic Literature and Journalism at New York University, from which he graduated with honors in 2004. His first job after university was working as an assistant at American Vogue. Specializing in fashion, art and society, Blasberg is now the Editor at Large of Conde Nast’s Style.com, Senior Fashion News and Special Projects Editor at V and VMAN, and a contributing editor for Harper’s Bazaar. He also routinely writes for additional publications, most often for several of the international editions of Vogue, Interview, 10magazine and London’s Sunday Times. In 2008, Blasberg was the editor of “Influence,” the fashion and art book conceived by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and since he has contributed to several other books and literary projects. In April of 2010, his first book, “Classy”, a collection of humorous essays and illustrations aimed at young women, was released by Penguin Publishing. For more information on “Classy,” or to purchase the book, click HERE.