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Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring/Summer 2019.
Richard Prince Untitled (check painting) #12, 2004, previously exhibited at the Gagosian gallery in Beverly Hills. © Richard Phillips, Courtesy Gagosian.
Hamilton: An American Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording album.
Hearst Castle 750 Hearst Castle Rd., San Simeon.
Derek Blasberg. Photography by Pier Guido Grassano.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (New Directions, $15).

Derek Blasberg

by C California Style

The fashion insider’s latest must-haves

Debonair journalist and editor Derek Blasberg has made climbing the fashion media ranks look easy. The St. Louis-born New Yorker—dubbed the Truman Capote of the digital age by The Cut—got his start as an assistant at Vogue, and in the 14 years that followed, he took on posts at Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Gagosian and CNN Style, interviewing the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell and Lady Gaga along the way. Now, as YouTube’s debut director of fashion and beauty, the New York Times best-selling author will split his time between the East and West coasts—Manhattan and Los Angeles, respectively—as he works “to connect content creators with industry leaders, bringing to life compelling stories that explore and celebrate these worlds I hold so dear,” says Blasberg. Here, the style savant curates his favorite things, among them some new California musts. derekblasberg.com.