Oscar Hopefuls, Star Couples and Kid Laroi Mingle at GQ Men of the Year Bash
There was no shortage of good men on Thursday night, as GQ magazine once again invaded West Hollywood for its annual Men of the Year celebration.
At the top of the Sunset Strip, the Edition Hotel hosted its lobby restaurant and adjoining garden, where impossibly chic guests rubbed shoulders. The event offers some of the best people watching on the social calendar, and this year did not disappoint.
Oscar hopeful Brendan Frasier and actor-producer-director Zoe Kravitz both showed up to support their GQ covers, flanked by film, TV, fashion, sports and music personalities.
Among the first to arrive to chat with GQ’s global editorial director Will Welch were ‘Abbot Elementary’ favorites Janelle James and Tyler James Williams, assorted comedian Hasan Minhaj, social media satire star Benito Skinner and Olympic gold medalist and aspiring actress Chloe Kim.
Hip hop heavyweights RZA, Pusha T, Hit-Boy, G-Eazy and Saweetie all passed, orbiting colleagues like James Blake, Finneas, Miguel, Diplo and Phoebe Bridgers. The award for biggest social butterfly easily went to Charlie Puth, who showed up to many women to celebrate. He also chatted with Skinner about his upcoming Amazon Prime Video series “Overcompensating.”
The star couples put on a show throughout the evening. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker roamed the restaurant patio locked in each other’s arms and (very on-brand) not shy with PDA. Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly grabbed the two and sat down with the reality star and her drummer hubby over sushi and appetizers. Nearby, Emmy-winning couple Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs of “Hacks” cuddled up with friends. “Bros” stars Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane (not a real couple, but onscreen) towered over many little kings in the crowd.
The evening ended with a surprise performance by The Kid Laroi, who sang an acoustic version of his hit “Stay” with Justin Bieber. The 19-year-old Australian entered through a side entrance with the biggest entourage we’ve seen in some time. Behind every big man are three security guards, a manager, a best friend, and a looker who googles “Kid Laroi” and feels very old.
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