RUBENSTEIN’S NEW ROLE: Hal Rubenstein, fashion director at InStyle and a founding editor of the magazine, will move into an editor at large role in October. This move follows speculation a few weeks ago that he was looking for a new arrangement with the Time Inc. title in order to pursue personal projects.

As editor at large, Rubenstein will no longer be a daily fixture inside InStyle’s offices but he’ll continue to be involved in “The Look,” which covers celebrity style and the annual Style 100. He will also appear on behalf of the magazine at in-store events and covering the red carpet, an InStyle spokeswoman said.

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Rubenstein has long been a presence outside the magazine, appearing on shows such as the “Today” show, “E Entertainment News,” “The Bachelor” and “The View.” Last year, he published his latest book, “100 Unforgettable Dresses,” which is going into its fifth printing.

As for what’s next for Rubenstein, the spokeswoman said he’s got several projects in the works. His next appearance will be on behalf of the magazine, at New York Fashion Week.

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