- This American men's fashion quarterly magazine was founded in 1931 as Apparel Arts. For many years it was published in association with Esquire magazine but in 1967 changed its name from Gentlemen's Quarterly to GQ and, in 1970, became a monthly magazine. Condé Nast Publications bought the magazine in 1983 and, in addition to its coverage of menswear, it began featuring articles on food, movies, sex, and books.
Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry. Francesca Sterlacci and Joanne Arbuckle.