Jeffrey Slonim is a graduate of Yale University, where he studied political philosophy and economics. He is currently a special correspondent for Allure magazine where he writes the Private Eye column and a contributing editor at large for Architectural Digest. He writes weekly columns online for both Gotham and Hamptons magazines.
Over the last five years he regularly contributed party coverage to People Magazine. He has had columns in Art Forum; Elle Décor; Interview; The New York Post, where he founded the Sunday Snaps column; Newsday; PMc magazine; and The New York Daily News. And he has written for Arena Homme Plus, Art and Antiques, Blackbook, Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, and Men’s Vogue.
Slonim penned essays for Patrick McMullan's books InTents and So80s, and Catherine Johnson's book, Thank You Andy Warhol. He is mentioned on page 804 in The Andy Warhol Diaries and served as an usher at Warhol's funeral. He has contributed photographs to Interview, Italian Vogue, The New York Post, and Andy Warhol's book, How To Party. While living in Sweden Slonim wrote for Damernas Varld and Scanorama magazines.
Slonim's charitable efforts include organizing a fundraiser to preserve the historic cookbooks at the New York Public Library hosted by Ruth Reichl. He co-hosted a book party for "Lucia Chase and The American Ballet Theater" that benefitted the ABT with Hamish Bowles, Zac Posen, and Blaine Trump. For nearly a decade, he has worked with neighbors in East Hampton, New York to preserve historic North Main Street, spearheading a recent legal campaign--Slonim against Town of East Hampton, presently before the New York Supreme Court Appellate Divsion. The book party benefit he arranged for "Hunt Slonem an Art Rich and Strange," Abrams Books, in Los Angeles, which rasied money for Hurricane Katrina victims, was hosted by Sharon Stone.
At the New York Post Slonim wrote the P. Diddy marathon diaries, which twice appeared as a cover story. While Andy Warhol was alive, he was the historic photo editor at Interview magazine, later Art Editor, and more recently Society Editor (2008-9)--previous columnists at Interview have included Bob Colacello and Truman Capote. Morley Safer included his interview with Slonim in his documentary on great American society hosts. ABC 7 Local Los Angeles aired an interview with Slonim about Emmy Awards fashion in 2013.
Slonim has conversational abilities in French, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish.