Gagosian Quarterly


Derek Blasberg

Derek Blasberg

Derek Blasberg is a writer, fashion editor, and New York Times best-selling author. He has been with Gagosian since 2014, and is currently the executive editor of Gagosian Quarterly.

Portrait of designer Thom Browne

Fashion and Art: Thom Browne

In October, Phaidon published Thom Browne, a comprehensive monograph dedicated to the designer on the twentieth anniversary of his company’s founding. Esteemed since the business’s early days, when he worked only in menswear and boasted a signature approach to tailoring, Browne has grown the scope of his vision over two decades to include womenswear, accessories, and remarkable runway presentations. Here, Browne meets with Derek Blasberg to discuss the anniversary and the book.

Charles-Gabriel Sauvage statue of Figure Group of Louis XVI and Benjamin Franklin, c. 1780–85,

America’s Collection: The Art and Architecture of The Diplomatic Reception Rooms

Derek Blasberg interviews Virginia Hart, director and curator of the State Department’s Washington galleries housing treasures of fine and decorative arts from the early days of the United States.

Portrait of creative director Anthony Vaccarello

Fashion and Art: Anthony Vaccarello

Anthony Vaccarello has served as creative director for Saint Laurent since 2016. Over the past seven years, in addition to overseeing the womenswear and menswear collections, he has spearheaded an ambitious program of collaborations with figures from the worlds of film, music, art, and beyond. Derek Blasberg caught up with Vaccarello in Los Angeles to discuss Saint Laurent Productions, which debuted with a new film by Pedro Almodóvar at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, as well as forthcoming projects with artist Cai Guo-Qiang and filmmaker David Cronenberg.

Robbie Robertson

In Conversation
Robbie Robertson

The musician Robbie Robertson is having quite a year. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is rolling out a new record, for which he designed all the album art; a documentary based on his memoir Testimony; and the score for Martin Scorsese’s film The Irishman. Derek Blasberg met him at his LA studio to talk about how he’s created his music for decades and, more recently, his artwork.

Portrait of Edward Enninful

Fashion and Art: Edward Enninful

Edward Enninful OBE has held the role of editor-in-chief of British Vogue since 2017. The magazine’s course under his direction has served as a model for what a fashion publication can do in the twenty-first century: in terms of creativity, authenticity, diversity, and engagement with social issues, Enninful has created a new mold. Here, Enninful meets with his longtime friend Derek Blasberg to discuss his recently published memoir, A Visible Man.

Arianne Phillips, 2020. Photo: Frank Ockenfels 3

Fashion and Art: Arianne Phillips

Costume designer and stylist Arianne Phillips has shaped the role of fashion and clothing in movies, theater, music, and pop culture since the 1980s. From working with Madonna to crafting the look of films such as The Crow (1994) and Once upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019), Phillips has elevated the function of costume and fashion to an art form. Here she speaks with Derek Blasberg about her early friendship with Lenny Kravitz, the diverse set of artists and mediums that informs her work, and why she refuses to settle down into any codified vocation.

Fashion and Art: Pierpaolo Piccioli

Fashion and Art: Pierpaolo Piccioli

The creative director for Valentino speaks with Derek Blasberg about this year’s Met Gala, the duty of all creatives to honor their moment while dreaming for the future, and his recent collaboration with seventeen contemporary artists for Valentino Des Ateliers.

Image of Diane von Furstenberg. Photo: Michel Arnaud

Fashion and Art: Diane von Furstenberg

Derek Blasberg speaks with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg about her relationship with Andy Warhol, the liberations of the 1970s, nature as the ultimate influence, and why it is essential to keep a diary.

Black and white image of  Pieter Mulier. Photo: © Paolo Roversi, courtesy Alaïa

Fashion and Art: Pieter Mulier

Pieter Mulier, creative director of Alaïa, presented his second collection for the legendary house in Paris in January 2022. After the presentation, Mulier spoke with Derek Blasberg about the show’s inspirations, including a series of ceramics by Pablo Picasso, and about his profound reverence for the intimacy and artistry of the atelier.