Derek is clever, funny, self-effacing, adorable, witty, nasty, and very, very endearing. Not only that, he is a great writer.
— TOM FORD
 
There is something chemical that happens when Derek is around people; his enthusiasm, his ability to raise the temperature in any situation, seems to make everyone more fun, more amusing than they might be without him there.
— VOGUE
He is to parties what rob pattinson is to vampires. but you don’t get bitten, you get smitten.
— HARPERS BAZAAR