Jeffrey Slonim studied political philosophy and economics at Yale University. He was a Special Correspondent for Allure magazine from the first issue in 1990, and wrote Allure's "Private Eye" column through March 2016. He founded the "Inquisitive Guest" column for Architectural Digest online and had a feature story in the October issue.He writes weekly columns online for both Gotham and Hamptons magazines and has written for the Condé Nast Traveler website.S
Slonim contributes party coverage to People magazine. He has also had columns in Artforum; Elle Décor; Interview; The New York Post, where he founded the "Sunday Snaps" column; Newsday; and The New York Daily News. And he has also written for Arena Homme Plus, Art and Antiques, Blackbook, Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, and Men’s Vogue.
He 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. 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.
The writer's charitable efforts include organizing a fund-raiser to preserve the historic cookbooks at the New York Public Library hosted by Ruth Reichl. He cohosted a book party for Lucia Chase and the American Ballet Theater that benefited the American Ballet Theater, with Hamish Bowles, Zac Posen, and Blaine Trump.The book party benefit he arranged for Hunt Slonem: An Art Rich and Strange,in Los Angeles, raised money for Hurricane Katrina victims, and was hosted by Sharon Stone.
At the New York Post, Slonim wrote the P. Diddy marathon diaries with Sean Combs, which twice appeared as a cover story. While Andy Warhol was alive, Slonim was the historic photo editor at Interview magazine, later he was art editor and, more recently, society editor (2007-2009)--previous columnists at Interview have included Bob Colacello and Truman Capote. Slonim also served as an usher at Warhol's funeral. 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.
He has conversational abilities in French, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish.