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GQ Australia March - April 2016

GQ is the essential style guide for modern men, from grooming tips to fashion details, seductive menus to great travel ideas and the latest bars in which to drink and be seen. GQ Australia is a provocative mix of the very best writing, strong visuals and an unrivalled sense of achievement, intelligence and irreverence, the ultimate urban men's tip-sheet. It's the pinnacle of the premium men's lifestyle magazine market and covers style, culture, entertainment, tech, health, sport, luxury and life.

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editor’s letter

The stage of America’s annual ‘Teen Choice Awards’ is an unlikely pulpit from which to mount a demolition job on popular ideas of what it takes to be a celebrity. But that’s exactly what Ashton Kutcher did, in his succinct, cerebral style, when three years ago he was annointed as the ‘Ultimate Teen Choice’ – presented by way of a commemorative surfboard. “I feel like a fraud,” said Kutcher, causing the hysterical screaming from the audience to abruptly stop. “My name is not even Ashton. Ashton’s my middle name. My first name’s Chris: it got changed when I was 19 and I became an actor. But there were some really amazing things that I learned when I was Chris, and I wanted to share those things with you guys.” Kutcher then delivered…

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BRAD HOMES FASHION EDITOR Since joining the team in September last year, Homes has filled GQ HQ with his devilish Kiwi accent and general fabulousness, the latter showcased in our Zegna fashion story (p150). TELL US WHAT YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A FASHION EDITOR. Working with wonderfully talented people and, of course, the clothes. WHY THANKS. YOU WERE IN EUROPE FOR THE AW16 SHOWS. ANY FAVOURITES? Gucci, Rick Owens and Balmain. AT GQ, WE’RE ABOUT SETTING, NOT FOLLOWING, TRENDS. HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT THAT? I dissect what I see on both the international and local runways and translate it into something tangible for our audience. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR SHOOT IN MILAN? Outgoing Zegna creative director Stefano Pilati’s personal style is quite laid-back and sexy. I love the way he wore the collection…

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gqaustralia.com.au everything you need, online.

FORMULA 1 Grand Prix Homecoming Get up close and personal with the biggest names in Formula One as we kick off the 2016 season live from pit lane at the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix. SPORT GQ’s Very Own Insider Report As the new AFL and NRL seasons get underway, we profile the rising stars of both codes to give you an insight into the men wearing the jerseys and earning the big bucks. STYLE Australia’s Fashion-Forward Focus With the world’s most beautiful descending on Sydney for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, we take a closer look at the local designers and models putting this country on the map. MOVIES Rumble In The DC Jungle Join the conversation online as we track every ‘BLOW’, ‘POW’ and ‘TWACK’, both on and off the silver screen, plus a look ahead to the rest of the action…

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STAR LETTER To think that after all these years of incredible award-worthy performances, Leo is still holding out for that elusive Oscar. But from what I’ve read on him and the interviews I’ve watched, I don’t think it interferes with his creative ability. So driven and professional in the way he holds himself, he’s already a multiple winner in the eyes of many. Fantastic article on him this month GQ Australia! ADAM, VIA EMAIL Agreed on all fronts Adam – our hope is that he’s now a proud owner of a gold statuette called Oscar. That is siiiiick!!!!!!! I’m with Leo now and will show him!!! JOHN RUSSO, VIA INSTAGRAM Thanks John, you sure know how to take a good cover shot. We hope Mr DiCaprio was a fan too. Photographer John Russo’s exceptional shots of Leonardo…

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why we must laugh at trump

“THE MOMENT THE POWERFUL BECOME A PUNCHLINE, THEIR POTENCY DISSIPATES.” Since Donald J Trump announced last May that he was running for President of the USA, there has barely been a news bulletin, newspaper, social media feed or late-night show that hasn’t mentioned, quoted or played footage of him blowing his own Trumpet. The media initially saw him as a blessing – a quotable carnival sideshow that allowed US campaign coverage to kick into top gear 18 months out without anything having to be taken too seriously. His initial statements were met with laughter. According to Trump, Mexican immigrants to the US were largely made up of rapists and drug dealers and he would prevent them entering the US by building a ludicrously “yuge” wall. How would he fund it? He would…

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gal gadot

It could have been so different – it could have been Megan Gale pulling on Wonder Woman’s knickers and cape. Thankfully Gal Gadot got the gig – thankfully, you’d agree if you’ve seen Gale in I Love You Too. Nothing against the statuesque Aussie but Gadot’s our, um, gal, and this is her year to shine. Beyond last month’s heist film Triple 9, Gadot’s all arse-kicking as the caped crusader alongside Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Wonder Woman’s first big-screen outing ahead of 2017’s standalone, eponymous effort) before starring in the thriller Criminal opposite Ryan Reynolds. And there’s also upcoming comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses with Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis. “I love comedy. I’m the type of girl who doesn’t take herself…