Ariel Foxman is the editor of Time Inc.'s InStyle, the world's most successful luxury fashion media brand. He oversees the core magazine and InStyle.com, 16 international editions, and brand extensions including annual special issues, apparel and footwear collections, digital mobile applications, and books. Foxman was named to the post in September 2008, at age 34, becoming InStyle's first male editor. Previously, he was editor at large at Time Inc.
Under Foxman, InStyle leads the fashion category with the most affluent readership, the highest subscription price, and the strongest newsstand sales. For every year that Foxman has served as editor, InStyle has carried more ad pages than any other fashion or beauty media brand, and in the most recent September and March pillar issues, InStyle recorded the largest number of ad pages in its history in each respective month. InStyle has a footprint of over 21 million across all platforms, including (a digital footprint of eight million) over 2.7 million followers on Twitter and a major presence on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. In both 2013 and 2012, Advertising Age placed InStyle on its "A-List," recognizing the brand as one of the top five magazines of the year. In 2010, InStyle received Time Inc.'s Luce Award for "Magazine of the Year," a first for the publication.
Foxman began his career at Crown Publishers, a division of Random House, then worked as an assistant at Details and The New Yorker. Subsequently, he spent four years at InStyle, where he held various editorial positions covering celebrity, films, and trends. In 2003, at age 29, he left InStyle to become the founding editor of Cargo, Condé Nast's men's shopping magazine. He rejoined Time Inc. in 2006.
Foxman has written about culture and travel for publications including The New York Times, New York, and Fortune. He has spoken at the Columbia Journalism School as part of the Delacorte Lectures on Magazine Journalism and Parsons: The New School for Design and is a frequent lecturer at New York University's Summer Publishing Institute and School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
In 2014, he was honored at Live Out Loud's 13th Annual Trailblazers Gala, and was included in the "Business of Fashion 500," a directory of influential people in the global fashion industry, for the second year in a row. In 2013, Foxman was named one of Crain's "40 Under 40," a group of rising stars "who will shape New York for the next 25 years" and was also listed as one of the '50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media' by The Advocate. In both 2012 and 2011, he was featured on Out's annual "Power List."
On television, Foxman was a permanent judge on Lifetime's Project Accessory (2011), the first spinoff of Project Runway. He has also appeared on Bravo's The Rachel Zoe Project (2013) and It's a Brad, Brad World (2012). He was the first editor to appear on CW's Gossip Girl (2008).
Foxman serves on the boards of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), Fashion Group International (FGI), and the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA). Foxman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in English and American literature and the comparative study of religion, and currently lives in Manhattan.