Derek Blasberg may have more gossip at his disposal than any other New York fashion journalist. But he’s a trusted presence among the social elite because he doesn’t dish the dirt. At age 30, Mr. Blasberg is one of the youngest names on this list. His fashion writing career skyrocketed shortly after his graduation from New York University in 2004. Currently the editor at large of Harper’s Bazaar as well as V and VMAN, Mr. Blasberg’s résumé as a contributing writer is too colossal to list in full; his blog, updated with rigor, is a biblical entity for those who keep up with society and fashion.
With an insider’s access, unerring instincts and swift output, he has become an iconic voice in the industry. A journalist who runs pretty with packs of models, photographers, designers and socialites, Mr. Blasberg publishes best-sellers and regularly documents his own celeb-worthy adventures. When he isn’t posing for photos, he can be found doing something casual, like, say, editing a fashion tome by the Olsen twins. Mr. Blasberg’s covered a lot of ground in less than a decade and established a growing audience for his go-everywhere-see-everything lifestyle.