Derek Blasberg’s Relation to White Nationalists and Other Oligarchs
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2013 was an exciting year for Derek Blasberg & Ivanka Trump -
The two became friends around that time. Jared Kushner bought the New York Observer in 2006 and still owned the paper in 2014. Derek came to numerous Observer parties –
Blasberg attended Donald Trump’s inauguration gala in 2017 with Dasha Zhukova and Wendi Deng (as a reporter for CNN Style). He then appeared on CNN to comment on the fashion aspect of the event –
Blasberg is known to hang out with models and billionaire’s wives. Among them is Wendi Deng who, (ex) wife of Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch. Deng was involved with Tony Blair and other heads of state.
Deng was also the one who introduced Jared & Ivanka for the first time. She is often referred to as a talented matchmaker –
Derek’s inner sanctum is comprised of Karlie Kloss Kushner and Dasha Zhukova. Zhukova is (ex) wife of Roman Abramovich. Below is an excerpt from Roman’s Wikipedia page –
Derek ushered Zhukova to the world of US fashion, before and after her divorce. They both attended Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss’ wedding (alongside Jared & Ivanka) in Wyoming on October 2018 –
It is unclear how close Joshua & Derek actually are. On January 2017 Joshua attended the Women’s March on Washington DC.
On February 2020, Blasberg chose to endorse the richest man in the race to replace Donald J. Trump –
Back on October 2016 Blasberg posed with dreadlocks alongside Jared Leto, Gwen Stefani & Jessica Alba –
During his reign, Derek was accused of ethical double standards. Jezebel/Gawker called him out back in 2010 –
In 2016, Blasberg was described as “a professional best friend of celebrities” –
A sketchy deal he allegedly made with YSL was reported by Amy Odell in The Cut –
At one point Condé Nast reviewed his employment –
There were further issues of tweeting for shoes and an Art Basel trip a few years back –
In 2016 Blasberg went back to Basel Miami and wrote about it for Vanity Fair, featuring Deng & Zhukova –
Blasberg’s male best friend is film and music producer David Geffen. The two have posed together numerous times on Geffen’s yacht.
Geffen remained on his yacht throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic wave of March-April 2020. He posted this update –
Geffen was involved in other scandals, at one point installing four fake garage doors to prohibit beach access to the public -
Derek’s favorite place is Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc and its annual amfAR Gala.
In December 2019 there were reports of an impostor using Derek’s name to get into parties –
During the George Floyd protests of June 2020, Blasberg posted an Instagram video with quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. –
He was called out by Tavi Gevinson and Naomi Fry –
Blasberg replied with exclamation marks –
A day prior Blasberg posted a black square on Instagram. Garage Magazine Fashion Director Gabriella Karefa Johnson asked him to prioritise black fashion, as part of his YouTube role.
Derek serves as YouTube’s head of Fashion & Beauty Partnerships. He was hired by the company’s VP of Content Partnerships Kelly Merryman in 2018.
New York Times writer Taylor Lorenz commented the following on June 4, 2020 –
Blasberg has occasionally blocked people on Twitter and Instagram –
Derek has also blocked Nimrod Kamer –
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