The GQ Men of The Year awards is traditionally the first major celebrity event of the Autumn season. It pulls in A’list stars – both male and female – from the US as well as the UK and leads the way for events like the London Fashion Week and the London Film Festival. Autumn is a fun season!
The GQ awards set the standard high as musicians, actors and actresses, models and TV presenters came to present awards, win awards and just enjoy a fabulous night out at the Tate Modern Gallery in London with a three-course meal and dancing afterwards until 1am. Who could turn down a party in a modern art gallery?
Let’s have a look at what the female stars wore for some inspiration and then see who won what:
She may often be overshadowed by her older sister Gigi, but Bella Hadid looked every inch the glamorous model as she arrived in a long beige maxi dress. The Bardot neckline is so on trend this season! Bella won model of the year and she’s a worthy award winner in that dress.
Ellie has a thing for textured dresses right now as this white mini dress is similar to what she wore to the premiere of Bridget Jones Baby. The white colour makes people stop and stare and then the embellishment makes people look for longer. You just want to touch a dress like this! At the party, Ellie was spotted chatting to her ex Dougie Poynter – could a reconciliation be on the cards? They did make a cute couple.
Plus size model Ashley Graham showed off her hourglass shape in a stunning black maxi dress with a plunging neckline and had men and women looking at her with admiration and envy. She knows what her best assets are and she dresses to show them off. If you’re proud of something about your body, it will make you feel fabulous if you find something to flatter it.
Daisy took a break from Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals to attend the award show so let’s hope it doesn’t hinder her performance at the weekend. If there was a dancing trophy for best dressed then Daisy would have no problem as she looked incredible in a black maxi dress. But does she dance as good as she looks? We’ll find out at the weekend.
Amy won GQ Woman of the Year and looked like she meant business in a structured black mini dress. I like the lines on this dress as they’re so sharp and it makes her look cool. confident and in control. The black sandals are a good shout for a mini dress as they give her legs even more length.
She’s one of the few British singers to conquer the American charts as well as the British charts and that’s partly because she has such a strong sense of identity. Rather than following trends, she sets them. She always goes for vibrant, beautiful and clashing colours and she wouldn’t compromise on that just because she was at a formal awards ceremony. I think the pink maxi dress suits her because she wears it with attitude, What do you think?
Countdown presenter Rachel Riley
The host of the words and numbers quiz Countdown let her hair down for a change. When she’s in the mood to party, she goes for it properly and looked gorgeous in a black dress with tassels. Who knew she had such good legs? You need to wear high heels with a dress like this to help your posture and make your legs look longer and leaner.
Pixie’s on stage every night in the Breakfast at Tiffany West End musical so she could only attend the after-party. Still, she made the effort in a cream maxi dress that looked feminine and pretty. Being in the West-End suits her!
Who do you think looked the most glamorous?
And the winners are:
Television Actor: Aidan Turner
Genius: Ricky Gervais
Designer: Alessandro Michele
Woman: Amy Schumer
Band: Tame Impala
International Man: Chris Pine
TV Personality: Bear Grylls
Sportsman: Anthony Joshua
Politician: Sadiq Khan
Breakthrough Solo Artist: Jack Garratt
Vertu Breakthrough Actor: John Boyega
Breakthrough Designer: James Long
Icon: Nile Rodgers
Hugo Boss Model of the Year: Bella Hadid
Patron Tequila Solo Artist: Calvin Harris
Outstanding Achievement: Claudio Ranieri
Hugo Boss Most Stylish Man: Mark Ronson
Legend: Sir Michael Caine
Inspiration: Billy Connolly