GQ Men of the Year ceremony a sparkling success

GQ magazine held the Portuguese leg of its annual Men of the Year awards on Saturday 11th November. There were fifteen trophies given out, each one beautifully crafted from Bohemian crystal by Preciosa.

World renowned as one of the most influential lifestyle, fashion and design magazines for men, the prestigious ceremony took place in Lisbon at the Cinema São Jorge, in front of an audience of more than 1,000 onlookers.

Each trophy was coated in 6,000 black chaton roses, and stood as a sparkling testament to the precision and craftsmanship Preciosa is known for.

“GQ Men of the Year is an opportunity to celebrate the most influential and successful men in the world. We chose Preciosa crystals because they perfectly symbolize the prestige and glamour of the occasion,” says Jose Santana, the director of GQ Portugal. The 14 award categories include fashion designer of the year, musician of the year and style icon of the year.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Literature | Bruno Vieira Amaral
Music | Luis Fonsi
Gourmet | Henrique Sá Pessoa
Sports | Frederico Morais
Science | Tiago Reis Marques
National Designer | Miguel Vieira
Model Female National | Isilda Moreira
Model Male National | Francisco Henriques
International Women's Model | Barbara Palvin
Male Model International | Jordan Barrett
Woman of the Year | Paula Amorim
Art | Pedro Cabrita Reis
Role Model | Luke Evans
National Hero | Portuguese firefighters

„It is a real honor to be involved in this prestegious event“, says Karel Paral, Commercial Development Director at Preciosa Components. „As a top-tier luxury brand, working with world-famous fashion publications like GQ is our lifeblood; this is the perfect collaboration. We are very proud of the beautiful trophies we have produced“.

The event was hosted by Ana Sofia Martins, a well-known Portuguese model, actress and presenter. The Preciosa team was on-site taking pictures and videos; to see what they got up to, sign up to any of our Preciosa Components social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin.

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