Evan Mock Says the Next-Gen ‘Gossip Girl’ Is “Blunt” and “Woke”

Evan Mock may be one of the world’s most sought-after male models, landing campaigns with Calvin Klein and shows for Louis Vuitton, but the Oahu-born skater and surfer was still navigating sports endorsements when he stumbled into a very 21st-century industry meet-cute: At a North Shore kickback in 2019, contemporary artist Tom Sachs clocked Mock’s pink hair and asked him to say hi to his friend in a skate video. The friend turned out to be Frank Ocean, and the video went viral. Now the 23-year-old has traveled with Travis Scott on tour, and not only does he have his own clothing brand, Sorry in Advance, he worked with Justin Bieber on a line too. Later this year, Mock makes his acting debut in the Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max—good morning Upper East Siders indeed.

Shirt by Fendi; pants and sneakers by CELINE HOMME by Hedi Slimane; necklace (white gold) by Chopard High Jewelry; bracelet by BULGARI; socks by London Sock Company. Photographed at The Carlyle.

Photograph by Nick Riley Bentham; Styled by Nicole Chapoteau.

HIS DAD, WHO made surfboard fins, tossed him into his first wave at age two, “before I even knew how to swim. My mom was on the other side, waiting to catch me.”

HE HAS 10 surfboards and “unlimited” skateboards.

HE BELIEVES IN “bending the laws and not listening to authority.”