The terms icon and magazine are not exactly optimized for search engines. Taken together, they will invariably return a phonebook of listings. Any drifting readers who might have found themselves crashed on the shores of this page in search of architecture and design would do well to go here. Anyone remaining may now feast eyes on Hart Denton, cover face of the inaugural issue of ICON. Photographed by Steven Chee and styled by Charlotte Stokes, this cover is the first such honor for the native Arkansan and star of Netflix hit Riverdale. Shrewd, then for ICON to christen its first issue with an instantly recognizable face. “I’m still very new to this but so far I’ve loved meeting people regardless of who they are or what they do,” says Hart speaking with ICON’s Jessica Bailey. “We’re all on this strange planet together trying to figure out what the hell is happening.” What the hell, then is happening is that Hart’s star will continue to rise.

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Credits include: Publication, ICON Nº1 Fall 2018; Photography, Steven Chee; Styling, Charlotte Stokes; Grooming, Di Dusting.

Hart Denton | ICON Fall 2018 (Photography: Steven Chee)

Hart Denton | ICON Fall 2018 (Photography: Steven Chee)