2016 was a year of many celebrity deaths, and the latest issue of GQ Style pays tribute to one of the legends that we lost with a limited-edition cover starring Jordan Barrett as the musical icon George Michael.
Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura (Chris Boals Artists CBA) and styled by Luke Day (Jed Root) in Coach, Barrett channels Michael’s famous style, from the swooping coif to the leather jeans to the dangling cross earring.
Accompanying the feature, many people from the fashion world—from Camilla Nickerson, who styled the “Freedom! ’90” video, to Katherine Hamnett, who created the “Choose Life” t-shirt he made famous—also pay tribute to the late singer with their memories.
Available starting today in a very limited run exclusively at the Condé Nast Worldwide News shop in London’s Hanover Square, Barrett’s cover pays homage to someone who reshaped pop music, much as Travis Scott, who fronts the worldwide edition of the new issue, is doing with rap today.
Photography Giampaolo Sgura
Stylist Luke Day