John Varvatos Named GQ'S ''Designer of the Year''

John Varvatos Enterprises is proud to announce that John Varvatos has been named Designer of the Year by GQ in the 12th Annual Men of the Year issue for December 2007. Mr. Varvatos is being honored along with his fellow Men of the Year honorees, including Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, and former President Bill Clinton. To demonstrate the Varvatos design aesthetic, actor Casey Affleck is featured in a six-page editorial dressed in John Varvatos Collection, John Varvatos USA, John Varvatos Eyewear, and Converse by John Varvatos.

Highlighting Johns innovative rock n roll attitude and ascension through the fashion ranks, Simon Doonan writes in GQs December issue, Once Johns followers are well and truly addicted to his rich, textured duds and his slip-ons, he goes in for the kill. He plays into the greatest of all dude obsessions, rock n roll. This is the last straw. Once Varvatos injects his image with a lethal dose of Aerosmith, a whiff of Alice Cooper, a soupçon of Iggy Pop, and a whisper of Joe Strummer, men are powerless to resist.

http://men.style.com/gq/features/landing?id=content_6211

2007 "Men of the Year" honorees include:

John Varvatos - Designer of the Year

Tom Hanks - Icon

Casey Affleck - Breakout of the Year

Emile Hirsch - Wild Man

Javier Bardem - Villain

Hayden Panettiere - Obsession of the Year

Mayor Mike Bloomberg - Maverick

Alex Rodriguez - Hit Man

Josh Brolin - Tough Guy

Seth Rogen - Father of the Year

Cast of 'Mad Men' - Instant Classic

Mark Ruffalo - Secret Weapon

David Chase, 'The Sopranos' - Final Act

Julian Schnabel - Visionary

Simon Cowell - Mastermind

Jason Schwartzman - Cool Kid

John Cusack - Comeback

Channing Tatum - Man of Next Year

Roger Federer - Court King

Shaun White - Reinvention

Launched in 2000, John Varvatos lifestyle collection is comprised of John Varvatos Collection, John Varvatos USA, Converse by John Varvatos - clothes for guys and girls, John Varvatos Eyewear, and John Varvatos SKIN and Fragrance. Varvatos has been recognized three times by the CFDA with an American Fashion Award for New Menswear Designer (June 2000) and Menswear Designer of the Year (June 2001 and June 2005). The collection is distributed in five freestanding John Varvatos boutiques in the U.S., as well as in better specialty stores throughout the world. www.johnvarvatos.com

GQ is the leading mens general-interest magazine and is published by Condé Nast Publications. The December issue of GQ is currently on newsstands nationwide.

Contacts:

GQ
Dan Scheffey, 212-286-4622
dan_scheffey@condenast.com
or
John Varvatos
Dace Morris, 212-812-8050
dace_morris@vfc.com

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