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After four years as YouTube’s Head of Fashion and Beauty Partnerships, Derek Blasberg moves on. He announced the news himself on Friday through a number of other popular social media platforms: Instagram and Twitter.
“I am sad to leave such an incredible company,” he wrote. “But I leave with a tremendous sense of pride and gratitude for the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of talented, dedicated and wonderful people ❤️🏳️🌈”
Blasberg took on the newly created role in June 2018 and went on to launch YouTube’s fashion industry and lead a number of major industry names to the video platform, including luxury brands and well-known personalities such as Victoria Beckham and Naomi Campbell. As a sort of connection between the YouTube creator and fashion communities, he was also seen alongside young stars like Emma Chamberlain and James Charles as they experienced their first fashion week on the front rows and red carpets of the Met Gala.
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He summed up his team’s achievements: “We launched YouTube.com/Fashion, the largest collection of style video content in the world; during the pandemic, we initiated Digital Fashion Weeks when it was not safe to travel for runway shows; we launched two #beautyfests; we’ve turned digital creators into bona fide fashion stars and supermodels into talk show hosts.”
A YouTube representative did not immediately respond to our request for comment about Blasberg’s departure. The news comes as the battle between YouTube, TikTok and Instagram heats up to become the platform of choice for professional content creators, especially in the fashion and beauty fields.
Blasberg, whose previous jobs have included contributing editor of Vanity Fair and CNN Style host, didn’t share what his next professional move would be, but prominent fashion figures like Marc Jacobs, Katie Grand, Samira Nasr and Kendall Jenner were quick to extend their support. in the comments. Wherever he goes, his vast network of influential friends will certainly not be far behind.
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