Is Derek Blasberg The Hunter S. Thompson Of Our Time?S

Derek Blasberg—N.Y.U. grad, boy socialite, breaker-up of Proenza Schouler—no longer gets scare quotes around his identifier "journalist." And now he's moving beyond writing boring Styles profiles—witness the video documentary over at V magazine, in which he roadtrips with his old pal, watch heir Evan Yurman, to New Orleans. He meets black people! He says "fuck" a few times! He gets yelled at by a cop! And he learns to shoot a gun. The homecoming queen has got a gun! He's gone gonzo! We'll be shooting Derek's ashes out of a cannon soon enough.