The Best GQ Covers

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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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    Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 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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    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, USA, New York
    • 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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    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, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Writer
    • Credits: Sin City, Seven Pounds, Death Proof, Eagle Eye
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    Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 12 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: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: His Girl Friday^! Notorious^! North by Northwest^! Charade
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    Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 13 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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    Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best GQ Covers
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    GQ - May 2007
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    • Age: 29
    • 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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    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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    Michelle Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 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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