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List of the most memorable GQ Magazine covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. These best GQ covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues GQ has covered over the years. Iconic magazine covers capture images of historic and cultural landmarks that persist in the collective consciousness. Check out Ranker's list of the best Playboy covers.

GQ is a men's culture and style magazine that is published each month. It was launched in 1931 as Apparel Arts, focusing on the clothing trade, but it now has articles on entertainment, fitness, sex, travel, technology, and books.

This list includes rare GQ covers and hard-to-find classic GQ covers as well as the most popular and famous GQ magazine covers. The stars, politicians, athletes, and other famous and influential figures on magazine covers document major world events and news stories that have held public attention over the years.

Ever evolving fashion, technology, and societal trends influence the art and design of magazine covers, but GQ also has a signature font, layout, and style that has come to represent the magazine as an institution. You won't a more comprehensive collection of GQ magazine covers. Vote for the vintage GQ magazine covers with the most attractive design, most memorable or important news stories, or that you best remember and recognize. Missing your favorite? Add it to the list!

What are the most famous GQ covers of all time? Take a look here and see for yourself.
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Lindsay Lohan


Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best GQ Covers
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GQ - May 2007

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Age: 30

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Model Designer, + more

Credits: Herbie Fully Loaded, Mean Girls, The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday

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#79 on The Best Actors to Start Their Careers on Soaps

#70 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#6 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

#5 on The Celebrities You Most Want To See Play Survivor

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Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best GQ Covers
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GQ - March 1989

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Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Actor Athlete

Credits: Michael Jordan to the Max, Michael Jordan: His Airness, Playground, He Got Game

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#1 on The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

#1 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#4 on Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

#2 on The Best Athletes of All Time

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Rosario Dawson


Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best GQ Covers
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GQ - October 11, 2010

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Age: 36

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Writer

Credits: Sin City, Seven Pounds, Death Proof, Eagle Eye

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#50 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#69 on The Best Living American Actresses

#12 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#88 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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Ryan Gosling


Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best GQ Covers
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GQ - January 2011

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Age: 35

Birthplace: London, Canada

Profession: Activist, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter Restaurateur, + more

Credits: Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love. The Big Short, + more

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#58 on The Best Actors Working Today

#52 on The Best Living American Actors

#54 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#52 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Michelle Williams


Michelle Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best GQ Covers
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GQ - January 17, 2012

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Kalispell, Montana, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: Dawson's Creek, Blue Valentine, Shutter Island, My Week with Marilyn

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#60 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#70 on The Best Female Broadway Stars of the 21st Century

#60 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#28 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best GQ Covers
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GQ - May 2013

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor

Credits: The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Iron Man 2

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#14 on The Best Actors Working Today

#45 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#40 on The Best Living American Actors

#7 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Salvador Dalí


Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best GQ Covers
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GQ - October 1963

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Age: Died at 85 (1904-1989)

Birthplace: Figueres, Spain

Profession: Painter, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer Artist, + more

Credits: An Andalusian Dog, The Golden Age, Destino, Impressions de la Haute Mongolie Babaouo, + more

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#7 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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Cary Grant


Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best GQ Covers
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GQ - September 1962

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Age: Died at 82 (1904-1986)

Birthplace: Horfield, United Kingdom

Profession: Actor

Credits: His Girl Friday, Notorious, North by Northwest, Charade

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#14 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#12 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#21 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#25 on The Best Actors in Film History

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