About Ariel Foxman, Editor, InStyle
Ariel Foxman is the editor of Time Inc.’s InStyle, the world’s foremost luxury fashion media brand. He oversees the core magazine and InStyle.com, 17 international editions, and brand extensions including annual special issues, apparel and footwear collections, digital and mobile applications, and books. Foxman was named to the post in September 2008, at age 34, becoming InStyle’s first male editor.
Under Foxman, InStyle leads the fashion and beauty category with the most affluent readership, the highest subscription price, the strongest newsstand sales, and a cross-platform brand footprint of over 21 million. For every year that Foxman has served as editor, InStyle has carried more ad pages than any other fashion or beauty media brand. 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.
Foxman began his career at Crown Publishers, a division of Random House, before working at Details and The New Yorker. Subsequently, he spent four years at InStyle, where he held various editorial positions. 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 as editor-in-large.
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.” Foxman serves on the board of the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) and previously served on the boards of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and the Fashion Group International (FGI). He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in English and American literature and the comparative study of religion.
Interviewed by Freyan Billimoria, Director of Strategic Partnerships