Ariel Foxman is the managing editor of Time Inc.'s InStyle, the world's foremost luxury fashion magazine. He oversees the core magazine, its 16 international editions, and brand extensions including InStyle.com, InStyle Hair, InStyle Makeover, books, and mobile applications. Foxman was named to the post in September 2008, at age 34, becoming InStyle's first male editor. Previously, he had served as 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 four consecutive years (2009 to 2012), InStyle has carried the most ad pages in the category, and in the September and March 2012 pillar issues, InStyle recorded the largest number of ad pages in its 18-year history. InStyle maintains a major presence on Instagram and Pinterest, and with more than 2.2 million Twitter followers, it's the most popular fashion magazine brand and the third-most-followed title in publishing. In 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, Foxman 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 was a featured speaker at Columbia Journalism School as part of the Delacorte Lectures on Magazine Journalism and is a frequent lecturer at New York University's Summer Publishing Institute and School of Continuing and Professional Studies. For the past two years, Foxman has been featured on Out's annual "Power List," and in 2009, he was named one of Forbes's most powerful fashion magazine editors and one of The Advocate's "Forty Under 40." In 2004, Foxman was honored in Out's "Out 100."
Foxman was a permanent judge on Lifetime's Project Accessory (2011), the first spinoff of Project Runway. He has also appeared on Bravo's It's a Brad, Brad World (2012) and 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. He currently splits his time between Manhattan and Bellport, Long Island.