The biggest names in showbusiness descended on the Tate Modern in
Leading the glamour on the evening were the likes of Abbey Clancy, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Beckinsale and Rita Ora, who turned heads in their sensational ensembles.
Abbey, 32, looked sensational as she hit the red carpet, leaving little to the imagination as she stepped out in a glittering silver gown with sexy cut-outs that showed off her toned arms and revealed a flash of her abs.
It’s hard to believe the stunning Britain’s Top Model host has three children, as she showed off her impeccably toned physique, even daring to go braless beneath the scanty fabric.
The stunning Liverpudlian wore her glossy golden locks in loose waves, styled in a side parting that framed her flawless features, whilst she accessorised with a pair of dangling diamond earrings.
Also working the red carpet was Rita Ora, who was sure to set pulses racing as she stepped out in a dazzling black semi-sheer gown which was encrusted with jewels.
The singer, 27, left little to the imagination as she showed off a glimpse at her ample assets and went braless in the one shoulder dress for the occasion.
Sheer delight: Abbey was indisputably the queen of the red carpet as she made her grand arrival at the event
Dressed to the nines: The singer, 27, left little to the imagination as she showed off a glimpse at her ample assets and went braless in the one shoulder dress for the occasion
Slipping into a pair of killer heels which were strapped at the ankles, she wore black stockings which appeared to be attached to a garter belt that was visible underneath her outfit.
Rita sizzled in the glittering dress which she had cinched at the waist with a blue velvet belt and was accentuated with an extra strip of the material was tied on her outfit’s puffy sleeve.
She brushed on a glamorous palette of make-up that saw her make her brown eyes pop with metallic eye shadow, and she styled her platinum blonde locks into a sleek, straight style that was parted down the middle.
Glamorous: She added a slick of make-up which included a brown smokey eye, bronzer and baby pink lip gloss
Oops: Kate narrowly avoided a wardrobe malfunction in the very daring dress, holding it close to her
Daring to be different: The star certainly flashed the most flesh in the plunging number
Billowing gown: The eye-catching number sported a flowing floral train which billowed behind her as she walked
Centre stage: All eyes were on Kate as she graced the red carpet in her highly unusual dress
Kate Beckinsale also put on another sensational display as she made a show-stopping arrival at the event.
The English actress, 45, left nothing to the imagination as she showcased her toned figure in a plunging and cut-out red and black patterned dress, which had a kimono-style shawl on the left side going into a long dramatic train.
Kate accessorised her look with a set of black peep-toe heels and a simple pair of silver dangly earrings.
The Pearl Harbor star showed off her facial features as she styled her brunette locks into a glossy and sleek curly ponytail.
Wow: Rosie wore a glamorous palette of make-up, including smokey eye shadow and light pink lipstick to accentuate her pretty features. Her ombre locks were pulled back into a chic halfback hairdo
Natural beauty: The blonde bombshell sported a classic hairdo and a soft, natural make-up look
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked incredible as she flaunted her svelte figure in a chic black gown at the star-studded event.
The model, 31, put on a sizzling display in her ensemble, which featured an array of cut-out panels across the bodice for modesty. Stepping out in a pair of killer black heels that added to her statuesque figure, the beauty opted to keep her accessories to a minimum.
Rosie wore a glamorous palette of make-up, including smokey eye shadow and light pink lipstick to accentuate her pretty features. Her ombre locks were pulled back into a chic halfback hairdo, and she let the rest of her hair tumble across her shoulders for an extra glamorous flair.
Two of a kind: Caroline Flack hit the red carpet in a metallic zebra print dress with an asymmetric hemline whilst storming the red carpet, yet the attention was shared with Professor Green, who photobombed the star
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Gorgeous: Katherine ensured all eyes would be on her in her show-stopping tangerine dress that skimmed the red carpet
Bringing some Hollywood glamour to the awards was John Legend, who was seen packing on the PDA with wife Chrissy Teigen as they arrived on the red carpet of the event.
The singer, 39, planted a tender kiss on his wife’s cheek as they posed form snaps, whilst the model, 32, flaunted her lithe pins in a thigh-skimming shimmering gown, which cascaded down her curvy frame in a silver and rose gold tone.
The sleeves and hemline were adorned with tassels and she added gold strap heels to finish off the look.
Chrissy added bronzer to her complexion and deft touches of colour here and there. She swept her chestnut locks up on her head and added stud diamond earrings and a clay-pink manicure to round off the ensemble.
Husband John – looking dapper in a tux – posed for snaps lovingly with his wife. He mixed his look up a bit with some velvet loafers, which corresponded with his bow tie.
Legs eleven! Laura Whitmore looked phenomenal in a tiny black mini dress that showed off her slender pins
Dressed to impress in stunning leopard print was songstress Dua Lipa, who dazzled in an one-shouldered mini dress that showcased her sensational figure.
With a thigh-skimming detail, the off-the-shoulder outfit ensured Dua claimed her fair share of the spotlight as she posed for photos. Strappy Yves Saint Laurent heels added to the striking look, while an elegant black clutch rounded things off.
Allowing her outfit to dominate, the singer limited her accessories to simple gold bracelets and a matching watch.
Wild thing! Dressed to impress in stunning leopard print was songstress Dua Lipa, who dazzled in an one-shouldered mini dress that showcased her sensational figure
As someone who knows how to work the red carpet with her effortless sartorial elegance, Kate Beckinsale put on another sensational display as she made a show-stopping arrival to the awards.
The actress, 45, left nothing to the imagination as she showcased her toned figure in a plunging and cut-out red and black patterned dress, which had a kimono-style shawl on the left side going into a long dramatic train.
Kate accessorised her look with a set of black peep-toe heels and a simple pair of silver dangly earrings. The Pearl Harbor star showed off her facial features as she styled her brunette locks into a glossy and sleek curly ponytail.
She added a slick of make-up which included a brown smokey eye, bronzer and baby pink lip gloss.
Kate knew how to work her best angles as she put her best foot forward and posed up a storm at the star-studded red carpet.
Busting out: Naomi Campbell, 48, nearly spilled out of her evening gown as she made a bold fashion statement in a funky patterned corset dress that she teamed with thigh high black satin boots
Meanwhile, Kylie Minogue and Paul Solomons cemented their new relationship as they made their first red carpet outing at the awards. The Australian pop songstress, 50, dazzled in a plunging gold gown as she cosied up to the handsome magazine editor, 43.
They proved they were stronger than ever as they celebrated her 50th birthday together at The Chiltern Firehouse in May, and the pair continued to put on a loved-up display as they walked the red carpet together.
Kylie looked every inch the screen star in her gold gown, which featured a perilously plunging neckline and delicate spaghetti straps.
Smitten: The actress, 45, and the model, 27, looked loved up as they posed together on the red carpet and during the event
Pucker up: Rose and Rain shared a smooch on the red carpet as they cuddled up to one another
Sticking to a decadent metallic theme, she boosted her petite frame with a towering pair of gold platform heeled sandals.
Styling her glossy golden tresses in a sleek ‘do, the Spinning Around hitmaker framed her features with muted make-up.
Paul, meanwhile, cut a dapper figure in a sharply-tailored velvet tuxedo as he held hands with the pint-sized popstar.
Perfectly paired: Jeff Goldblum, 65, attended the event with his glamorous wife Emilie Livingston, 35, (L) whilst Claudia Winkleman looked sensational as she joined dapper husband Kris Thykier at the bash
Posing up a storm: Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black enjoyed a night away from their newborn after recently adopting, whilst Donatella Versace brought along Luke Evans as her date for the evening
Laura Whitmore exuded glamour in a velvet LBD, that sat high on her thigh for a daring look that ensured she put on a very leggy display.
The presenter, 33, looked stunning in her one-shouldered ensemble, that had a lace trim across the skirt and was cinched at the waist with a belt.
Boosting her height in a pair of stylish black-and-silver peep toe heels, the beauty kept her accessories simple as she wore dangling earrings.
Laura wore her blonde tresses in a sleek, straight style, and wore a slick of red lipstick and a smudge of mascara to highlight her pretty features.
She completed her look with a simple black clutch bag, and posed up a storm as she walked out onto the red carpet.
Cute couple: Kylie Minogue and Paul Solomons cemented their new relationship as they made their first red carpet outing at the awards. The Australian pop songstress, 50, dazzled in a plunging gold gown as she cosied up to the magazine editor, 43
Rose McGowan and her partner, non-binary model Rain Dove, made an appearance together. The actress, 45, and the model, 27, looked loved up as they posed together on the red carpet and during the event.
Rain wore a dark suit with the event and at one point posed with their hands on Rose’s waist for a couple shot, meanwhile Rose looked sensational in a $1,109 metallic trench coat by Osman to the event.
Rose became the first ever female recipient of the Inspiration Award, and gave a powerful speech as she picked up the gong. She told the crowds: ‘I come in peace, truly. My monster paid off people in your industry, people you ridicule me, to paint me as imbalanced and as a w***e.
Glamorous duo: Ronan Keating’s wife Storm oozed glamour in a glittering gold dress as she joined her dapper husband
‘People ask if what I do is for women, it’s not. It’s for men. You’re sold an illusion from birth that you’re better. It’s in you to change and I see you as the humans as you are. My platform is one of freedom to humanity. I want women to hate themselves less and know they deserve a seat at the table.
‘Thank you Dylan [GQ editor] for breaking the blacklist on me within your own company. I was silenced by my rapist for twenty years but then I realised I had more followers than the head of the senate and thought f**k it.’
Speaking about her win, Rose said: ‘It feels pretty special. It’s really nice to be recognised for the years of behind-the-scenes work that I’ve done and some in front of the scenes.
Working it: The actress was a vision of beauty as she posed in front of the branding board
‘But I simply come as representative for those who don’t have voices and I feel like I stand in for them, so if I feel like I’m being honoured, it’s they who are being honoured.’
The former Charmed star was one of the first women to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault, and helped pave the way for dozens of others to tell their story and be heard.
The annual awards ceremony honours the men and women who have shaped the world’s cultural landscape over style, politics, entertainment and sport this year, with 22 gongs up for grabs.
The GQ Men of the Year Awards is an annual event celebrating and recognising ‘inspirational men and women of the last 12 months’.
Strictly stunning! Radio presenter and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Vick Hope looked sensational on the evening in a silver evening gown that was backless in design so that flashed some flesh whilst still remaining demure
Comedian and actor Rob Delaney is hosting this year’s awards ceremony. The actor is most famous for his Channel 4 show Catastrophe, as well as the short-but-sweet appearance in Deadpool 2.
This year’s categories are not overwhelmingly different from last year’s, yet categories such as Special Achievement of the Year or the Creative Maverick of the Year and Band of the Year have been changed slightly.
Rose McGowan will become the first woman in the history of the awards to receive the Inspiration prize, in recognition of her ‘strength and bravery’ following her role in breaking the Harvey Weinstein story and subsequent involvement in the #MeToo movement.
Dressed to impress: Susanna Reid matched the red carpet as she stepped out in a glamorous scarlet dress with one shoulder detailing and a hanky hemline that revealed a pair of towering heels
Dylan Jones, Editor of GQ said: ‘This award recognises the sheer strength and bravery Rose McGowan has shown in coming forward and being one of the first to publicly accuse an industry figure head of grossly abusing his position of power.
‘Rose is the absolute embodiment of this award and it will be great to watch her receive the award next month.’
Other awards up for grabs on the night are for Brand, Designer, Design Legend, Television Actor, Politician, Breakthrough Designer, Writer, Haig Club Icon, Editor’s Special and Solo Artist.
There are also awards for Hugo Boss Most Stylish Man, Inspiration, Maddox Gallery Artist, Actor, Songwriter, Fashion Icon, Live Act, Vero Breakthrough Solo Artist, Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor, International Man, Sportsman and the coveted. Lifetime Achievement
The winner of the Vero Breakthrough Solo Artist Award will also be given $50,000 to donate to a charity of their choice via Vero’s Donate Now initiative.
Three’s company: Celia Walden, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid looked in good spirits inside the bash
Looking good: Harold Tillman (L) and Jo Wood looked in excellent spirits on the night alongside the likes of Chris Robshaw and Camilla Kerslake
GQ will air coverage of the red carpet on Facebook Live from 6.30 on Wednesday. It will be hosted by Roman Kemp and Clara Amfo.
Meanwhile, TV presenter Maya Jama will be presenting the backstage action from this year’s ceremony.
This year, GQ will also be chronicling the the awards on Instagram Stories, with the magazine’s Style Director Teo van den Broeke taking over the account on the night.
Prince Charles, 69, was awarded The Editor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Services for his services to philanthropy, delighting the audience with a speech full of jokes at his own expense.
‘I want to apologise for being wrongly dressed, I feared none of you would be able to compete with my snazzy dinner jacket,’ he said. ‘When I first heard about this award I thought it must be a mistake and it was a fashion award. With fashion I’m like a stopped clock.’
Hilarious: Prince Charles, 69, was awarded The Editor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Services for his services to philanthropy, delighting the audience with a speech full of jokes at his own expense
Two’s company: Oliver Proudlock looked stylish in a printed suit, whilst Jamie Redknapp looked typically dapper
What an entrance! The guests were greeted with a group of male models upon arriving at the event
Singing sensation: The guests were also treated to the soulful tunes of John Legend who performed on the night
He hilariously thanked GQ’s editor, saying: ‘I’m grateful to Dylan to give me a preview of my obituary.’
And he joked about the size of the gong, saying: ‘I’m enormously grateful for this award and I see its something I can throw at a burglar.’
He added: ‘It wasn’t easy at the start when trying to set up these charities and raise money. Spending money on worthwhile projects is relatively easy but making it is harder.
‘There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the difference you can make to young people’s lives.’
Winners: Philipp Plein held up his Brand Award alongside Rita Ora (L) whilst Chadwick Boseman celebrated being winner of the International Man of the Year Award alongside Chris Hemsworth
Pucker up: Rita shared a kiss with Philipp Plein as he picked up Brand Of The Year
Winner: David Lammy scooped the Politician Award and posed alongside Gemma Chan inside the press room
Lovely ladies: Jorja Smith scooped the Vero Breakthrough Solo Artist Award (L) whilst Dua Lipa seemed pleased as punch to pick up the Solo Artist of the Year award
On the move: Kate Beckinsale (L) had to be careful not to bare too much as she accompanied Tom Bateman, winner of the Breakthrough Actor of the Year award, into the press room
Victorious: Rose McGowan picked up the Inspiration Award and was seen posing alongside Emily Maitlis (L) before chatting away with Johnny Marr – who picked up the gong for Lifetime Achievement
Double trouble: Rose looked in excellent spirits as she posed with Naomi Campbell who had scooped the Fashion Icon Award
Winners: Paul Weller picked up Songwriter of the Year Award presented by Hannah Andrews (L) whilst Olly Alexander from Years and Years scooped Live Act of the Year
Three’s company: Donatella Versace, who won Designer of the Year, was flanked by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Luke Evans in the press room
Model moment: David Gandy was seen in the press room alongside Jonathan Yeo, winner of the GQ Artist of the Year Award sponsored by Maddox Gallery
Loving life: Elisabeth Moss looked in excellent spirits as she picked up her gong for Television Actress of the Year
Stepping out in style: Naomi Campbell and Zendaya made for quite the powerful duo as they strutted off the stage
Dylan Jones, Editor of GQ said: The Prince of Wales has given his service to charities and philanthropic endeavours with such steadfast revolve, clarity of purpose and dedication to others, at home and on the world stage.
‘We are particularly honoured to be able to dedicate The Prince of Wales with this award during British GQ’s 30th Anniversary this year.’
Viewers and attendees will no doubt be hoping the night’s events are as memorable as the 2017 ceremony.
Last year’s event saw the unlikely pairing of Jeremy Corbyn and Stormzy, Sadiq Khan winning the politician of the year for the second year in a row and former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte winning the Special Achievement of the Year.
Great job: Comedian and actor Rob Delaney is hosting this year’s awards ceremony. The actor is most famous for his Channel 4 show Catastrophe, as well as the short-but-sweet appearance in Deadpool 2
GQ MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018: THE WINNERS
Editor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Philanthropy
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Solo Artist of the Year
Breakthrough Designer of the Year
International Man of the Year
Solo Artist of the Year: Dua Lipa
Politician of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
Brand of the Year
Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor
Maddox Gallery Artist of the Year
Vero Breakthrough Solo Artist: Jorja Smith
Sacha Baron Cohen
Writer of the Year
Design Legend of the Year
Vero Breakthrough Solo Artist
Live Act of the Year
Olly Alexander (Years & Years)
International Man of the Year: Chadwick Boseman
Fashion Icon of the Year
Hugo Boss Most Stylish Man
Actor of the Year
Politician of the Year: David Lammy
Television Actor of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Designer of the Year
Haig Club Icon