Hal Rubenstein is the fashion director of InStyle Magazine and one of its founding editors. Formerly men’s style editor of The New York Times Magazine, Rubenstein also created and edited the cult classic Egg Magazine. As an editor and columnist covering pop culture, he has had cover stories and interviews published in The New Yorker, Elle, Interview, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Details. In 2011, he was awarded the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Eleanor Lambert Founder’s Award, which “recognizes individuals who have made unique contributions to the world of fashion and/or deserve the industry’s special recognition.”
In addition, Rubenstein has been a highly respected and prolific food critic for nearly three decades. His restaurant column most recently appeared in New York magazine and can now be found on HalRubenstein.com, where he also writes on entertaining and social graces. He is a frequent guest on television talk shows like Today, The Early Show,and The View. He regularly lectures at The Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons Institute, and The Governor’s Conference on Women. He is also co-director of Fund in the Sun, a non-profit foundation that raises monies for grass roots organizations doing extraordinary work to better the lives of children as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community; he is on the board of directors of Live Out Loud. Rubenstein is the author of 100 Unforgettables Dresses (Harper Design, 2011) and Paisley Goes With Nothing: A Man’s Guide to Style (Doubleday, 1995). A native New Yorker, he has no desire to live anywhere else.