Award-Winning Actor Ethan Hawke Is Modern Luxury's Cover Star for October Men's Fashion and Most Influential Issue Logo

Issue Explores The 25 Most Influential Local and National Heroes Who Are Impacting The Greater Good

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 - Today the editors of Modern Luxury Media, the nation's largest luxury media company, are debuting their October Men’s Fashion and Most Influential Issue featuring Ethan Hawke on the cover.

At Modern Luxury, we make it our mission to showcase aspirational and inspirational stories of change and progress with our communities from coast to coast. That’s why Modern Luxury has carefully constructed its Most Influential List. These 25 luminaries are leading change in their communities on both a national and local level. From arts and education advocates, to innovators finding solutions to current challenges, these formidable drivers of change are pushing their communities forward for good.

A natural fit to grace the cover of this specific issue, American actor, writer, musician and director Ethan Hawke’s resume is filled with accolades and accomplishments beyond measure. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, a Tony Award, has directed three feature films, three off-broadway plays, and a documentary. To add to his impressive repertoire, he has also written three novels and one graphic novel.

For this edition's cover story, Hawke spoke with Editor-in-Chief, Michael McCarthy on his current starring role in the “Tesla,” biopic as Nikola Tesla, and his latest venture as the star and executive producer of “The Good Lord Bird”. The latter is a seven-episode limited series on Showtime telling the story of abolitionist John Brown. On his desire to tell the story of John Brown, Hawke says “Many don’t know what people mean when they talk about systemic racism. If you want to understand it, you have to understand the history of this country and how it’s been built, how it’s been arranged and how it’s made our minds work.”

In this issue, readers will be able to dig into the 25 Most Influential People which includes Kamala Harris, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Steph and Ayesha Curry. The issue will also include an exclusive fashion feature titled, “The Big Chill,” which encapsulates the best of men’s fall and winter fashion this season. The feature includes styles and designs from Dior, Fendi, Coach, Zegna, Gucci, Paul Smith, Todd Snyder, Hermes. The issue also explores the most luxurious ways that people can escape their homes and travel safely this winter during COVID, including a piece on luxury jet travel as well as how a hotel in Los Cabos is upping its game to compete with other high-end resorts in the area.

"For our October issues across the country we spotlight the local luminaries who are supporting their communities in ways both big and small,” said Phebe Wahl, SVP of Editorial at Modern Luxury. “Now more than ever we need to celebrate the positive ways people are using their influence to impact the greater good."

The October issue is available beginning now to subscribers and digitally.

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