Derrick Rose for GQ Magazine

Posted on May 03, 2012

Darlings, we’re shirking our duties in the meatpacking arena. Allow us to address that forthwith and posthaste. Because MAN, can Derrick Rose fill out clothes. Even little silk t-shirts under suit jackets. Even tight little white skinny jeans. Even a striped motherfucking tank top. We kind of hate you, Derrick Rose.


Suit, $2,095, and T-shirt, $295, by Dolce & Gabbana.

Chicago Bulls star and NBA MVP Derrick Rose featured in the latest issue of GQ magazine photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg.

Tank top, $145 by Y-3. Suit pants by Calvin Klein Collection. Watch by Panerai.

Tie, $125 by Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers. Shirt, $390 by Prada. Jeans, $630 by Gucci. Sneakers, $65 and watch by Adidas Originals.


Oh, we just can’t stay mad at you. We forgive you for looking so amazing.


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  • rawrgrowlrawr

    I’d watch a basketball game for him. YUM.

    • ChiKat67

      Unfortunately, he’s recently injured himself so you won’t be able to see him play until next year…we Chicagoans are very proud of him (and can look at him ALL DAY!!!!)

      • rawrgrowlrawr

         Can I watch him do whatever he does while he is injured? He is gorgeous (and I normally don’t go for athletic types). Chicago has a right to be proud!

  • Barbara Guttman

    Well HELLO Derrick Rose.  I’ve never heard of you but suddenly I feel we should get to know one another.

    • Ally Monge

      My thoughts EXACTLY.

  • fauxhawk

    Jean-Claude Van DaYUM he’s fine!

  • Heather

    Beautiful, arresting photos. And is it me, or does he have very large hands and very long fingers? 

    • Sobaika Mirza

      You know what they say…

      • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Big hands….big…feet?  (Notting Hill, I can’t resist)

    • Sara Munoz

      Quite surely an asset in basketball.

    • sjkg

      yes–good basketball players need to be able to ‘palm’ the ball so it isn’t just always about being tall but being long….  And that is probably more specific nerdy information than was needed!

    • HazellC

      It’s useful in sport. My boyfriend used to play baseball and he has similarly large hands with long fingers. Nothing makes me tingled than a man with a good pair of hands. Mr Rose’s are quite delicious!

  • Shalini Trivedi

    Heal fast D.Rose!!!!

  • Marjory Hamlin

    Love it!  I’m sad he’s missing the playoffs though.  

  • introspective


    that is all.

  • Gabriella Soza


  • homofascist

    We Chicagoans are bummed he was knocked out of the playoffs.  We were hoping this was our year.

    And I must have that tank top…

    • kimmeister

      Sure, if you have the $145 to spare for that tank . . .

      • homofascist

        In my fantasies I have LOTS of things I don’t have in real life…

        • mjude

          i love your answer cause honey i too can afford it all in my other life :)

    • Michelle Argento

       I, as a Chicagoan, also morn the loss of such a talented, attractive, fine young sportsman.

  • MilaXX

    Striped tanks never looked so good!

  •!/rmccarthyjames RMJ12345

    That last pic. Wow. Beautiful curves are clearly not the sole property of women.

  • Sara Munoz

    We’re supposed to want to untuck that necktie, aren’t we? Very clever, GQ!

  • Rand Ortega


  • giiiirrrr

    Sign that man up for a modeling contract, stat.  Not that he needs one, but he could consider it charity work for the rest of us.

  • boweryboy

    Cut off the head and I’ll take the rest.

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Oh look at those tight little pants.  This bitter kitten approves.

  • TAGinMO

    3 shots, 3 distinctly different facial expressions.

    That puts this “dumb jock” ahead of most of the movie and TV stars that we see in these guyditorials.

  • ecallaw

    From everything I’ve read and seen of him, he also has something else that makes him even more attractive–character.

  • Deitra S.

    I’m actually quite impressed with out hometown boy as a model.  He doesn’t seem overly charismatic in interviews, but he is just 23, so I really shouldn’t be so harsh.  And the poor kid just tore his ACL, so I’m glad he’s got other things going for him.

    • julnyes

       23!!! Uhm, I think I need to take back all the naughty thoughts I just had about this baby.

      • Rand Ortega

         The mind police just issued several warrants for my arrest.

      • Spicytomato1

        Yes, seriously, not only is he young but also seemingly squeaky clean. When he signed his latest contract the shoutout he gave to his mom was adorable.

  • CQAussie

    HOT. DAMN.  Another reason to cheer for my adopted Chicago Bulls =)

  • twocee

    Not only is the man good-looking, rich, and an amazing basketball player, he also seems like one of the nicest guys in the NBA.  

  • Jessi03

    He’s even more beautiful when he plays.  Get well, soon!  We’re all pulling for you!  Mmmm, that man.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Oh damn. That man is hot!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    He has a GREAT face and he knows it too.

  • scrappy1

    No idea who this (gorgeous) man is, but he’s giving great face.  Better than most models, and WAAAAY better than most celebrities, who seem to think Blue Steel is the beginning, middle, and end of modeling.

  • TieDye64

    Well, hellloooooo there Mr. Rose. So nice to see you. Not only are you filling out the clothes very nicely, you’re also giving good face. Dayum!

  • julnyes

    Well Hello Nurse!

  • Dejah Thoris

    Those cheekbones could be used as surgical implements. We don’t usually get to see muscular men in the skinny stuff, but he’s totally working the shit out of it. Mmmmmm, forearms. More like this please.

    • alyce1213

      I love that he looks so good in the skinny stuff — his body is not too big or bulky, muscular — but lean and long. Hmmm.

  • Char Crop

    He reminds me of the desert table that I look at and go “YUMMY!”…then walk away!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    So is that how he injured himself and won’t be back for a year or something? Modeling, Derrick, really? I remember him as a kind of  a hotdog when he played before his pro career, but now everybody loves him in Chicago. Maybe he grew up. He’ll have plenty of time for reflection (and maybe more modeling) while his ACL heals.

  • Lina_bee

    Yeah, the pants on the cover might be a skoosh pornographic, but he is a srsly handsome man & the camera LOVES him.

  • TropiCarla

    I love this kid so much. I keep dreaming of being able to fix him up with my baby sister. That second photo is all kinds of devastating.
    I wept both days after the injury. He represents everything that’s good about the NBA. 
    All Bulls. All Red. All Day!

    • FashionShowAtLunch

      My heart is broken into a million little pieces right now because my Bulls are in distress.

  • mjude

    had no idea he was from the NBA world.  very nice indeed

  • Super_Red

    Uhm. HELLO Mr. Rose. I’d like you to meet Mrs. Rose. Also known as Super Red. hi. Oh. I said that already didn’t I? 

    Is it getting warm in here? 

  • SpcilK

    Good Laud, he’s fine!

  • butterflysunita

    Wow.  I might start watching basketball.  

  • Spicytomato1

    Wow, this is the first time my tween sons’ interests intersect with mine in this particular corner of the interwebs. Surreal! 

    I have never seen him in anything but Bulls garb and I must say that civilian attire suits him just fine. Lots of athletes are just not comfortable in anything but their athletic wear and it shows.

    This might be the place to finally say what I’ve always noticed about Mr. Rose but never told my sons because to them I should only be noticing his moves on the court…he has the most beautiful eyes. Those eyelashes are amazing!

  • alyce1213

    What a gorgeous man — love his eyes, bone structure, body type, beautiful hands, etc.
    The tattoos, however, are a turnoff.  

  • IAmJ

    They photoshopped the hell outta him on that cover, but D-Rose definitely knows his way around a camera and nice clothes. Great shots and great clothes!
    My husband is completely bummed out about Derrick’s injury so, in the interest of bringing joy back into our household, I am hoping D-Rose returns to his GQ photo shoot shape soon.

  • Ajuna Ariel Fenty

    LAAAAWD HAM MERCY *fans self* My body is ready.

  • skadi1

    He looks amazing. Athletes aren’t typically known for their modeling ability, but he is rocking the hot.  Good thing, because he seems to be a bit frail for basketball.

  • Roman000

    Holy crap an athlete that can actually model (take note Kris Humphries)! Working the clothes and the face, if this guy wasn’t a BB player he’d be a great model for sure. 

  • sockandaphone

    thank you tlo, for shedding a totally new light into derrick rose. DAYUM.

  • Catherine H.

    This is why it’s worth understanding sports, ladies.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    He looks ridiculous in those smedium clothes in the last photo, but the first two? Fabulous. 

  • Snickleboom

    Is this what you do when you’re injured during the playoffs?  Smashing!

  • lordandtaylor

    Interesting how this athlete can look so great in from of the camera. Many of those Hollywood boys should take note.

  • chitowndg

    So sad, here’s hoping he comes back completely.

  • chitowndg

    I still think Sharpie is sexier.

    Here’s hoping that D.Rose comes back as good as before.

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  • fursa_saida

    Ohhhhhhhh yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm.