4:15pm PT by Marc Malkin
Gal Gadot, Robert Pattinson and Timothée Chalamet Celebrate at Star-Studded GQ Party
GQ’s Men of the Year party Thursday night at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood was, as usual, a very stylish affair.
Armie Hammer looked dapper in a black and red plaid bomber jacket over a white shirt with black pants and suede loafers. Garrett Hedlund was handsome and clean shaven in a classic tweedy tan double-breasted suit. Robert Pattinson was in all black except for some thin red and white stitching accenting his jacket.
13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman was in head-to-toe Burberry. Even the large crystal brooch was compliments of the British fashion house. “I have guards protecting it but you just can’t see them,” Dorfman cracked about the sparkly accessory.
Gal Gadot — the mag's Woman of the Year — was a knockout in a red Christian Dior gown, while Kate Beckinsale wore a black and fluorescent green leather minidress by Emanuel Ungaro.
The evening actually began with a private dinner co-hosted by Dior Homme in the hotel’s iconic penthouse suite. GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson mingled with Gadot, Call Me by Your Name star Timothée Chalamet and his director Luca Guadagnino, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Jonathan Groff, Sofia Boutella and Hopper Penn, among others.
The dinner was still going on at about 8:30 p.m. when Luke Cage star Mike Colter was one of the first to arrive to the poolside party. He had just wrapped the latest season of his hit Netflix series two days ago. “I usually don’t go out because I’m working,” Colter told The Hollywood Reporter. “When I’m working and someone wants to go out, I’m always like, ‘No, no, no.’ But if I get a good night sleep and some time off I can go to a party like this.”
Winston Duke introduced himself to Colter. “I’m in the Black Panther,” Duke said.
“A member of the Marvel family,” Colter said with a big smile.
Talk quickly turned to fashion when Colter complimented Duke on his grey suit.
“It’s Suitsupply,” Duke said.
“I love Suitsupply,” Colter said.
“They just opened a store in Century City,” Duke said, referring to the brand’s new outpost at the recently redesigned Westfield Century City mall.
Soon, the party getting crowded, waitstaff offered guests appetizers, including fried chicken, tuna tartare and rice balls. A deejay located off the carpeted dance floor built over the middle of the pool played Michael Jackson’s "Pretty Young Thing."
Hedlund was spotted chatting with Pattinson and Detroit’s Will Poulter near the entrance of the bash. Later, after Hedlund embraced and chatted with Hammer, he told THR he’d be spending Christmas in L.A. but then he was off to a tropical island for New Year’s Eve.
Billy Magnussen found himself at the end of a hairy situation at the party — it was the last night for his small blonde mustache, which he had to grow for his work in The Oath, a satirical thriller written and directed by and starring Ike Barinholz. “I’m shaving it off tomorrow,” Magnussen told THR. “I can’t wait.”
And we can’t wait to see him in upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin. “It was so great,” said Magnussen, who plays Prince Anders in the big-screen musical. “I had so much fun. You’re going to love it.”
Magnussen was all about love last night. “I love this guy and he has a great voice — and he can do Shakespeare,” he said as he put his arm around Brian d’Arcy James. “I saw you in Macbeth and I loved you in it.”
By then it was getting late. Snoop Dogg was filling one corner of the party with the scent of marijuana. This Is Us star Justin Hartley was enjoying some of the tuna tartare while Pattinson took a photo with a fan wearing a pink sequined dinner jacket.
THR decided to call it a night but not before catching up with Chalamet. We asked the 21-year-old breakout star of Call Me by Your Name what it’s been like hearing that he’s a favorite to land an Oscar nomination for his work as a high schooler who falls in love with a graduate student (Hammer) during a summer in Italy. “I just take it day by day,” he said. “I just love the movie so much and the work and that’s really what matters.”