Everyone’s a winner this issue.
It’s funny to think back to when this all began. It’s now 10 years since we celebrated our inaugural Men of the Year event, in association with Chivas Regal. What stands out is not just what a great tradition it started, but that people told me there was no way we could do it every year. We’d run out of people to celebrate, they said. There just isn’t enough local talent. Well, I’m proud to say that a full decade since I took to the podium and announced those very first Men of the Year award winners, the pool of talent in this great country of ours is still yet to run dry. In fact, it’s deeper than ever before. Welcome to this very special edition of GQ Australia, commemorating 10 golden years of the GQ Men of the Year Awards, in association with Chivas Regal. By the time you have this pearler of an issue in your hands, we’ll have handed out our awards. We’ll have toasted our winners with a glass or two of Chivas Regal – and some of us might have even recovered afterwards, too. During my time at the helm of GQ, our annual awards have grown to be the finest recognition of male – and one female – talent from Australia and around the globe. While it’s never easy deciding who’s worthy of our highest honour, we hope you’ll agree the individuals featured in this issue have had a truly remarkable 12 months. If you happen to be one of our highly valued subscribers, the cover of the issue you’re holding right now will feature our Man of the Year, Mr Chris Hemsworth. For those who’ve picked up your copy at newsstands, you would have been faced with the decision
JON HAMM Photography: Doug Inglish Styling: Trevor Stones Grooming: Kim Verbeck for La Mer at The Wall Group Shot on location in Hollywood Hills. Virgin wool tuxedo jacket, $4200, cotton shirt, $760, and silk bow tie, $200, all by Giorgio Armani at David Jones; leather loafers, $1055, by Ermenegildo Zegna; stainless steel ‘Octo’ watch, $9950, and 18kt gold ‘Octo’ cufflinks, $5400, by Bulgari; Onyx and Gold Disc Studs, POA, by Tom Ford at Harrolds. IGGY AZALEA Photography: Nino Muñoz Styling: Trevor Stones Hair: Iggy Rosales at Union Management using Oribe Make-up: Anthony Merante at FR8ME using Chanel Shot on location in LA. Organic cotton T-shirt, $69.95, by Guy Lab. CHRIS HEMSWORTH Photography: Doug Inglish Styling: Brad Homes Grooming: Luca Vannella. Skin: Vincenzo Mastrantonio Shot at Picadilly House in Byron Bay NSW. 1. Cotton ‘Eddy’ T-shirt, $135, by Acne Studios; wool pants, $1400, by Dolce & Gabbana. 2. Wool/silk vest and wool/silk pants (part of three-piece tuxedo), $7130, and cotton shirt, $1250, all by Dolce & Gabbana; rings, Chris’ own.